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  • Set of jewelry, early 5th century b.c.; late Archaic
    Etruscan
    Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940 (40.11.7–.18)

    This 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 fibula (dress fastener) 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. The disk earring is originally a Lydian type of jewelry that became fashionable in Etruria in the latter part of the sixth century B.C., when the Etruscans were strongly influenced by eastern Greek artists and their works.

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  • Set of jewelry, early 5th century B.C.; late Archaic
    Etruscan
    Gold, glass, rock crystal, agate, carnelian
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940 (40.11.7-.18)

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