Spiral ring

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 301; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22.723

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

There are three 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