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Spiral ring

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There are four turns; the spirals are unornamented. The ring was designed for the hair. Green patina.

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); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 300; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.725

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings