Italic or Italic, Etruscan
Orientalizing Period
7th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Latium, Praeneste (Palestrina)


Length: 35 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amber, gold or silver, glass

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Dark red amber pouched-shaped beads alternate with gold or silver beads hanging from paired W-shaped thin wire attachments. There are very small glass beads between the attachments and the amber beads.


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; May 1, 1902: gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann