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Flat on one side; carved on the other; bored; engraved with a cross whose angles are filled by lines meeting at right angles. From Palestrina. [inscription].

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,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.02 L.

Accession Number

02.255

Medium or Technique

Amber

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment