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Strap necklace with amphora, leaf, and beech-nut pendants

A broad strap, made up of extraordinarily fine links by the multiple, interlocking loop-in-loop technique, ends in ivy-leaf-shaped finials, each set with a garnet and decorated in filigree work and granules. One garnet is a cabochon, the other, like some set into the pendants, a naturally...

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Provenance

By 1970: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (Sotheby auction, July 13, lot 149); purchased at the Sotheby auction by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 12, 1971: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.212

Medium or Technique

Gold with garnets

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands