Italic or Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period


Legacy dimension: .52 L.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Dark red amber long cylindrical beads alternating with pouch-shaped beads. The central cylindrical bead is larger than the others. A number of the pouch-shaped beads have cylindrical holes along their vertical axis. Some of the beads are corrugated.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann