Button

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.800

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Round, concave in center, with broad flat margin. In the center a rosette, with lines radiating from it, the margin is decorated with filigree. The back of button is ribbed.

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