University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-2-309
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Volterra
Date Made: 500 BCE to 400 BCE
Early Date: -500
Late Date: -400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Cast
Iconography:Plants
Length: 4.7cm
Width: 4cm
Depth: 1cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number270 - Collector Number
L-2-247 - Other Number

Description

Spectacle-shaped attachment. Green patina. Object is complete. Cast attachment would have been fastened to the outer side of a vessel's lip by means of a hook formed by bending its lower edge backward. The relieved decoration is composed of bands running around the two holes. Round projection sits above each hole toward the side of the attachent, and a pointed leaf sits on top of the center.


Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23, no. 40View Objects cited in this Publication
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 151-152, no. 158; p. 342, fig. 104View Objects cited in this Publication

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