A plain, heavy ring has cone-shaped ends which curve back. The small size suggests this was either intended for a baby or had some other undetermined use. Corroded and mended (in antiquity). Green and blue patina.
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
Gift of Miss C. Wissmann
Italic, Archaic Period,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 305; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Diameter: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
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