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Several pieces of amber glued together to form a crescent-shaped ornament with a hole through the center. From Palestrina.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Archaic Period,


Legacy dimension: 0.035 L.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae