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A string of rounded, oblong amber beads of various sizes. The beads display a range of red and orange amber colors.

Provenance

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, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .54 L.

Accession Number

02.260

Medium or Technique

Amber

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands