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Bracteate

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Bracteate, or thin, hammered medallion. Within a border of smallish dots, a female head faces slightly to the right; it has locks flying in all directions on an irregular, raised, circular background. Beyond, within the dots, a similar, raised, irregular (wreath-like) circle.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Italic, Etruscan, about 300 B.C. or later

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.618

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment