Italic or Italic, Etruscan
6th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: .54 L.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
A string of rounded, oblong amber beads of various sizes. The beads display a range of red and orange amber colors.
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
Gift of Miss C. Wissmann