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Pendant: hare

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Italic
Medium:
Amber
Dimensions:
Other: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Purchase, Renée E. and Robert A. Belfer, Patti Cadby Birch and The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts, and Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.11.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Pendant of a hare or a cowrie shell which illustrates the Etruscan predilection for depicting more than one form in an object. The irregular conformation of the amber pieces sparked the artists' creativity.
Picón, Carlos A. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): p. 10.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 37.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 343, pp. 295, 473, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.55b, p. 275, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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