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Object Number:MS1757C
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Tarquinia
Date Made: 399-300 BC
Early Date: -399
Late Date: -300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iron
Height: 4 cm
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number:917 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Roughly crescent-shaped, sheet bronze. Each is pierced by 3 holes, one central, oval, and, at each end, a square hole. On the inner surface are numerous (19-22) closely spaced small prongs. At midpoint between the two ends of the crescent there is a projecting element resembling an arrow-head in outline. In 3 cases the central hole is choked with a mass of corroded iron. A bar of iron with a horse's tooth attached was found to join one of the pieces of broken iron in the central hole of one.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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: p. 148-150, no. 111View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "A Pair of Bits from Corneto". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 4. pg. 213-217 View Objects related to this
[Article] Bates, William N. 1902. "Etruscan Horseshoes from Corneto". American Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 6. no. 4. pg. 398-403 View Objects related to this
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.152, no.221View Objects related to this

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