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The plain wire is flat on the inside and curved on the outside. Corroded.

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; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Archaic Period or later,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 317.

Dimensions

Diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.302

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings