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Object Number:58-9-2
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Palestinian
Provenience: Palestine (uncertain)
Date Made: 200-299 AD
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 299
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Iconography:Shell
Face
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Loring Dam, 1958

Description

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 molded sleeve ornament.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79, no. 117View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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