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Bracelet with engraved gem depicting a female head wearing earrings and a necklace

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A gold bracelet consisting of an engraved gem in rock crystal (depicting a female head wearing earrings and a necklace) with three sections of gold on either side. The first two section on either side are made of braided links with four small beads of gold on each; the third section, at the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: found near Smyrna by Telemachus Thomas Timayenis (b. 1853 - d. 1918), Boston; sold by T. T. Timayenis to "a class of young ladies"; June 24, 1887:gift to MFA by a class of young ladies, through Miss Bessie Andrew Talbot

Credit Line

Gift of a "class of young ladies"

Greek, Hellenistic Period, late 4th–3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .055 x .049

Accession Number

87.60

Medium or Technique

Gold, rock crystal

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets