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Bead necklace with gazelle-head finials

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The chain consists of beads joined by gold links; transparent brown beads, held in filigree-outlined rosette-cup settings, alternate with spherical gold beads, smooth except for filigree ornament around their openings. The finials are schematized gazelles' heads with inlaid eyes and small,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Florence and said to have been found at Nola); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Campania or Apulia, Italy

Dimensions

Length: 38.3 cm (15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.787

Medium or Technique

Gold and garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands