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Object Number:MS690
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Locus: Tomb 42F
Date Made: Early 7th c. BCE
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Length: 49.1 cm
Width: 10.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number:127 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

These are two of the Vulci aristocrat's three bronze belts. One is of an old-fashioned lozenge shape. It would have been originally fastened to a broad leather backing and have looked rather like a modern weightlifting belt. This is fine ropousse decoration on both belts: geometric patterns of bosses and lines are supplemented with images of sundisks and rays, horses, and dancing men. Vulci, 42F

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Turfa, Jean M. 2019. "A Comet Shall Shine Forth: A Bronze Belt from an Etruscan Tomb". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 61. no. 1. pg. 12-21 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 100-101, no. 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 95, no. 25, fig. 64, pl. LView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.138, no.125View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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