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Set of jewelry

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.11.7–.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The tomb group represents one of the richest and most impressive sets of Etruscan jewelry ever found. It comprises a splendid gold and glass pendant necklace, a pair of gold and rock-crystal disk earrings, a gold dress fastener (fibula) decorated with a sphinx, a pair of plain gold fibulae, a gold dress pin, and five finger rings. Two of the rings have engraved scarabs that revolve on a swivel bezel; one is decorated with embossed satyr heads, and the other two have decorated gold bezels.
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.
Lenormant, Charles. 1834. "Collier étrusque appartenant à M. Rougemont de Lowenberg." Annales de l'Institut de Correspondance Archéologique, 6: pp. 243-64.

Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica. 1834-1838. Monumenti Inediti, Vol. 2. pl, VII, Roma.

Campanari, Domenico. 1835. Bullettino dell'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, : pp. 203-5.

Jahn, Otto. 1854. Beschreibung der vasensammlung könig Ludwigs in der Pinakothek zu München. p. XVIII n. 28, Munich: J. Lindauer.

Blümner, Hugo. 1885. "Das Kunstgewerbe im Altertum." Geschichte des kunstgewerbes in einzeldarstellungen. pp. 146ff., figs. 102-7, Leipzig: G. Freytag.

Grancsay, Stephen V. 1940. "The Art of the Jeweler: A Special Exhibition." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(11): p. 217.

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.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. "A Set of Etruscan Jewelry." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35 (11): pp. 223-36, figs. 1-6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 33, fig. 106, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Higgins, R. A. 1961. Greek and Roman Jewellery. p. 135, London: Methuen.

Cristofani, Mauro and Marina Cristofani Martelli. 1983. "Vulci: il complesso di oreficerie del Metropolitan Museum." L'Oro degli Etruschi. nos. 127-34, pp. 158-9, 289, 290, Novara: Istituto Geografico De Agostini.

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

Haynes, Sybille. 2000. Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History. p. 158, fig. 138, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.

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

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

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