University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS2544B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Other Number1273 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


One of two identical pieces in size and decoration except that in one one element of the decoration (bird) is missing. Each piece has as its base a thin, rectangular sheet of gold rolled up on the 2 short ends to form a very thin tube for threading. Each tube has very fine, closely spaced, horizontal grooving. The remaining decoration is free standing on the plaque. Parallel to each tube is a rabbit, prone, and a palmette. In the center of the plaque is a large flower. On one a bird is preserved, perched on the center of the flower. the original catalog card suggests these were for a girdle or tiara. Identical to MS3368a-e.

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