Etruscan / Set of jewelry / early 5th century B.C.Etruscan
Set of jewelry
early 5th century B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Etruscan
Creator Name-CRT: Etruscan
Title: Set of jewelry
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: -49
Creation End Date: -46
Creation Date: early 5th century B.C.
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Gold and Silver
Materials and Techniques: Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian
Dimensions: L. of necklace 14 3/16 in. (36 cm); D. of disks 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm); L. of fibula 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); L. of fibulae 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); L. of pin 2 7/8in. (7.3 cm); D. of ring with youth intaglio 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); D. of ring with Herakles intaglio 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); D. of ring with bird intaglio 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm); D. of plain ring 31/32 (2.45 cm); D. of ring with lion intaglio 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 40.11.7-.18
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940

The tomb group represents one of the richest and most impressive sets of Etruscan jewelry ever found. It comprises a splendid gold and glass pendant necklace, a pair of gold and rock-crystal disk earrings, a gold dress fastener (fibula) decorated with a sphinx, a pair of plain gold fibulae, a gold dress pin, and five finger rings. Two of the rings have engraved scarabs that revolve on a swivel bezel; one is decorated with embossed satyr heads, and the other two have decorated gold bezels.

AMICA ID: MMA_.40.11.7-.18
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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