Set of jewelry

Late Archaic
early 5th century B.C.
Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian
L. of necklace 14 3/16 in. (36 cm); D. of disks 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm); L. of fibula 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); L. of fibulae 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); L. of pin 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); D. of ring with youth intaglio 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); D. of ring with Herakles intaglio 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); D. of ring with bird intaglio 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm); D. of plain ring 31/32 (2.45 cm); D. of ring with lion intaglio 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
  • Description

    Gold and glass necklace (40.11.7)
    Gold and rock crystal disks (40.11.8,.9)
    Gold fibula (safety pin) with sphinx (40.11.10)
    Two gold fibulae (safety pines) (40.11.11,.12)
    Gold pin (40.11.13)
    Gold and agate ring: on bezel of scarab, youth (41.11.14)
    Gold and carnelian ring: on bezel of scarab, Herakles (41.11.15)
    Gold and carnelian ring: on bezel, bird (41.11.16)
    Gold ring (41.11.17)
    Gold ring: on bezel, lion (41.11.18)

  • Provenance

    Found in a tomb at Vulci (Richter 1940, p. 224).

    1832, found in a tomb at Vulci; from at least 1834, collection of Rougemont de Löwenberg, purchased from Baron Beugnot, Paris; from 1930, on the art market, Europe; acquired 1940, purchased by Rosa Kraft, Lugano, Switzerland, from Charles Albert de Burlet, Basel, Switzerland, on behalf of the Museum.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. "Four Notable Acquisitions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." American Journal of Archaeology, 44 (4): pp. 431-4, figs. 7-12.

    Cristofani, Mauro and Marina Cristofani Martelli. 1983. L'Oro degli Etruschi. Novara: Istituto Geografico De Agostini, nos. 127-34, pp. 158-9, 289, 290.

    Riis, Poul Jørgen. 1998. Vulcientia Vetustiora: A Study of Archaic Vulcian Brronzes, Historisk-filosofiske Skrifter 19. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, pp. 92-8, n. 218.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 344, pp. 296, 473.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 7.1-7.7, pp. 10, 253-7.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History