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Cheek Piece

Bit

Object Number:
MS1757B
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Tarquinia
Date Made:
399-300 BC
Early Date:
-399
Late Date:
-300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Iron
Description:
Roughly crescent-shaped, sheet bronze. Each is pierced by 3 holes, one central, oval, and, at each end, a square hole. On the inner surface are numeroud (19-22) closely spaced small prongs. At midpoint between the two ends of the crescent there is a projecting element resembling an arrow-head in outline. In 3 cases the central hole is choked with a mass of corroded iron. A bar of iron with a horse's tooth attached was found to join one of the pieces of broken iron in the central hole of one.
Height:
1.5cm
Length:
9.4cm
Width:
12cm
Other Number:
917   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 148-150, no. 111
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