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Earring

Object Number:
MS3344A
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Date Made:
399-200 BC
Early Date:
-399
Late Date:
-200
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Description:
Earring (tubular type). Pair of hollow tubular annular earrings. One end is plain but the other end has a large bead between two bends of five wires (two granulated, three plain). A large granulated wire runs down the center of the bead. Directly after the interior band there is an attachment for some sort of pendant. The attachment point is formed by five pointed leaves bent up and in half supporting two other pointed leaves bent to form a tube. The leaves are bordered by granulated wire and have another wire (sometimes granulated) running down the middle. The two upper leaves have a few granules randomly applied to them. The main hoop is ornamented below the attachment point by a rather loose palmette on a double volute. Areas between the palmette leaves are filled with light stipling. Tube itself was made by bending round a flat strip. Join is visible.
Height:
2.8cm
Outside Diamater:
2.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
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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: p. 176, no. 166; p. C4, pl. 16
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[Catalogue] 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. 17, no. 23
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