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Bronze furniture attachments with silver inlay

Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial
1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Greek or Roman
Bronze, silver
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 19 1/16 in. (4.1 x 4.3 x 48.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.31a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The bars must have formed part of the frame of a couch. They are ornately decorated with a vegetal design of olive or laurel branches in silver inlay.
Said to be from near Perugia, Italy

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. Ancient Furniture: A History of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Furniture. p. 132, fig. 315, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1966. The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. pp. 108, 356, fig. 545, London: Phaidon Press.

Baudoin, Catherine, Bernard Liou, and Luc Long. 1994. "Une Cargaison de Bronzes Hellenistiques." Une Cargaison de Bronzes Hellénistiques: L'épave Fourmigue C á Golfe-Juan, Archaeonautica, 12. p. 58, fig. 37, Paris, France: CNRS Editions.

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