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String of beads

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Transparent and opaque glass of many colors, and various designs and sizes.

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

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician(?), 6th century B.C. – 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.28 L. double

Accession Number

02.270

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads