Etruscan Revival Bracelet

Italian
About 1860
Ernesto Pierret (French (active in Italy), 1824–1870)


Dimensions

Height x length: 2.5 x 19.7 cm (1 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2016.488

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Etruscan-revival bracelet with central medallion featuring a cow’s head, articulated links with granulation and wirework, and an ornate clasp designed with two faces.

Markings

EP

Provenance

Summer 2015, sold by an antique dealer, Las Vegas, to an anonymous collector; June 7, 2016, anonymous sale (auction 2899B), Skinner, Boston, lot 335, to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, and Monica S. Sadler