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Fine woven wire; having a bulla-like ornament and five cylinders strung on it; a bar and a vase-shaped ornament fastened at the end. From Palestrina.


According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902

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Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Archaic Period,

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The Ancient World


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