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This rectangular plaque is set with four small pieces of amber and two of engraved carnelian. One of the latter has two leaves on it; the other shows an inscription. The plaque has two short legs on one side, in the form of dolphins, a pin below the right one. On the back are four rings,...

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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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 348.

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Medium or Technique

Bronze, amber, carnelian


The Ancient World