25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ITALIC BRONZE TORQUE WITH BUD FINIALS
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) wide
Edmund Roy Hofmann (1901-1977), Philadelphia, acquired in Europe, 1930s-1950s; thence by descent.
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For a similar example found in Picenum, Italy, now in The British Museum (on display G71/dc4), see accession no. 1775,1001.1 available on the Museum's website.
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