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Dark red amber pouched-shaped beads alternate with gold or silver beads hanging from paired W-shaped thin wire attachments. There are very small glass beads between the attachments and the amber beads.


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; May 1, 1902: gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic or Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, 7th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Praeneste (Palestrina), Latium, Italy


Length: 35 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amber, gold or silver, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands