From: Italy (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3368E
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy (uncertain)
Section Mediterranean
Materials Gold

The 5 peices are identical in size and decoration except for 2 in which one element of the decoration (bird) is missing. Each piece has as its base a thin, rectangular sheet of gold rolled up on the 2 short ends to form a very thin tube for threading. Each tube has a very fine, closely spaced, horizontal grooving. The remaining decoration is free-standing on the plaque. Parallel to each tube is a rabbit, prone, and a palmette. In the center of the plaque is a large flower. On 3 a bird is preserved, perched on the centerof the flower. The original catalogue card suggests that these were for a girdle or a tiara. 2 more identical pieces: MS 2544A, B.

Length 3 cm
Width 2.4 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number 29 - Other Number

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