University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS3343
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 299-200 BC
Early Date: -299
Late Date: -200
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Glass
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896

Description

Similar to MS4021. Four female headed amphorae surmounted by rosettes, three backless, beaten acorns, and a beaten backless bird (dove?). The two sides of the necklace join on a rather heavy pendant in the shape of a hollow, truncated cone on either side of which is a double spiral of plain wire. There is a large sphere in each spiral. Suspended from the cone but now broken away is a clear green glass cone with gold leaf applied to the join. The leaf is embossed with circles and dots. Rather poor condition.


Bibliography:

[Chapter] Turfa, Jean M. "Etruscan" Gold from Cerveteri (and Elsewhere) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum, in Bell, Sinclair & Nagy, Helen. New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome: In Honor of Richard De Puma. 91-118. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 104, fig. 6.8; p. 96View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.210, no.30View Objects cited in this Publication

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