An etruscan amber and glass necklace.
total lenght 57 cm
Amber, glass and gold. Modern reconstruction. Very good state of conservation for the material.
With 58 round and conical section beads of amber, two large amber plaques incised. At the center of necklace, a glass bead with irisations separated from the amber beads by spherical gold beads made of gold wires.
For parallel see : Metropolitan Museum, inv. 1992.11.50 and inv. 1992.11.51; Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum (online database). Bibliography : MONTANARO, A.C., Ambre figurate, amuleti o ornamenti dalla Puglia predomina, 2012.
Early 7th century BC