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Ornament for dress

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Square gold plaques worked in repousse (a central rosette with leaves encircling) with holes for attachment; probably used as clothing ornaments.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Dimensions

1.7 cm average D.

Accession Number

98.782

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment