From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS2547
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Date Made 699-500 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Gold

Gold: fragments of one spiral ring. If fragments joined ring was probably a triple spiral. The ring consists of gold bent round over a core ofrming a tube which is the bulk of the ring and is quite devoid of ornamentation. The ends of the tbe are covered by half spiral long ornamented tubes. The extra tubes have finials at either end and are ornamented by alternating bands of two twisted wires in braid form and bands of very small plain wire circles. The finial at the point of attachment with the plain tube appears to be a snake head with open jaw with features formed by lines of granulation. The spiral end finials are crude lion heads also with granulated features. The pieces are in rather poor condition and have been tied down to cloth mounts, the removal from which has not been attempted since it may cause more damage. Fond in small cup from Orvieto.

Outside Diameter 1.91 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896

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