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Bezel shaped like a cartouche and divided in three horizontal sections; in the middle one is a sphinx, wearing a hat and holding a branch. In each of the other two is a bird with spread wings. These designs are incised. From Etruria.

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

Greek, Archaic Period,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .023 L. of bezel.

Accession Number

98.774

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings