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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 moulded sleeve ornament.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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. 79, no. 117View Objects cited in this Publication

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