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Object Number:MS2544A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Length: 3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Other Number:1273 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


One of two identical pieces in size and decoration except that in one 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 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 one a bird is preserved, perched on the center of the flower. the original catalog card suggests these were for a girdle or tiara. Identical to MS3368a-e.


[Chapter] Nagy, Helen, and Bell, Sinclair, and Turfa, Jean M. 2009. "Etruscan Gold from Cerveteri (and Elsewhere) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome: In Honor of Richard De Puma. Madison. University of Wisconsin Press. pg. 91-118 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 6.5, p. 100View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.208, no.7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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