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Object Number:
MS854
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 43
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Rectangular Plaques (30). Measurements vary from 0.034m x 0.035m to 0.014m x 0.014m. Thin bronze plaques bearing this number and MS 855 are thirty in number. Some are oblong, some square. Five are slightly convex at present, originally probably flat. Small perforations in corners for nailing to wood or leather backing or for sewing to a garment. Commonest scheme of decoration 2 diagonals of punched dots, but there also occurs a star of the same with one or more circles at its center and on 2 of the largest plaques, concentric circles in the center and three rows of fine dots along the contours of the plaque.
Other Number:
824   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 8, no. 10, pl. III
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[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 113, no. 47
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