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Pendant

Object Number:MS3367
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Period: 19th Century
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Iconography:Bird
Height: 1.6 cm
Length: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number:28 - Other Number

Description

Bird. Hollow casr duck entirely covered by fine granulation. Legs of thick plain wires to suggest webbed feet. The join between leg and body is accented by a plain wire circle. The wings, in outline against body, are in the shape of leaves and are bordered by thick rope wire and then thin plain wire. The shoulder of the wing contains seven cells bordered by twisted wire which are empty of granulation, in 2-3-2 order. Running toward the point of the wing are three plait wires. The back half of the wing is filled by granulation. The beak is truncated. Eyes outlined by a circle of plain wire. On the back is a loop of plain wire which connects to a plain wire link supporting a plain wire attachment hook. Originally covered by a black encrustation now removed.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Chapter] Nagy, Helen, and Bell, Sinclair, and Turfa, Jean M. 2009. "Etruscan Gold from Cerveteri (and Elsewhere) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum". New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome: In Honor of Richard De Puma. Madison. University of Wisconsin Press. pg. 91-118 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 94, fig. 6.1; p. 96, 98View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, and Follett, T. 1985. "Curating Behavior In Old World Archaeology". MASCA Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 3. pg. 150-153 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 150View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 208, no. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Marshall, Frederick H. 1911. Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum.. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 2446View Objects related to this Type Citation

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