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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italic
Title: Group of Figures
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View, 1992.11.28
Creation Start Date: -69
Creation End Date: -40
Creation Date: 7th-5th century B.C.
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Miscellaneous-Amber
Materials and Techniques: amber
Dimensions: L. of thunderbolt 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm); L. of hippocamp 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); H. of head 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm); L. of quails 3/4-15/16 in. (1.9-2.4 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1992.11.22, 23, 28, 29a-
Credit Line: Purchase, Renée E. and Robert A. Belfer, Mrs. Patti Cadby Birch and The Joseph P. Rosen Foundation, Inc. Gifts, and Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1992
These examples are from a collection of about 615 individual carved ambers, which are exceptional in terms of quality, rarity, type, and condition. As is usual with early Italic ambers, the pieces are mostly pendants from necklaces, belts, or fibulae. They range from simple beads to elaborate ornaments. Notable among the figured ambers are several human heads, a hippocampus, and a thunderbolt as well as a remarkable array of animals. The bulk of the ambers may be asigned to the late sixth and fifth centuries B.C.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1992.11.22,23,28,29a-
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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