Above, a plain convex ovid shell with schematic representation of a face (curved line of granulation for mouth; nose formed by wire which spirals above to form eyes). A wire loop, quadruple and each strand spirally twisted for part of its length, is attached to the back for the shell, one end, above forming a ring catch palte to which the other end was attached. A pendant of 4 hollow gold balls with granulated ornament between, below, and encircling the perimeter of 3, is suspended from the loop by a simple moulded sleeve ornament.
Gift of Mrs. Loring Dam
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79, no. 117
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