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Pendant in the form of a dancing youth

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Dark red amber carved in the form of a nude man. His head is turned over his left shoulder. He has long hair and wears a small cap. The twists and turns of his body conform to the shape of the amber. The backside is not carved. A narrow hole has been drilled through the piece from the...

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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

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Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic or Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.


Length x width: 7.2 x 3.7 cm (2 13/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants