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Five miniature Herakles knots from a necklace

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Each link is in the form of two loops knotted together (a Herakles knot). Attached to the center of the front is a flower with eight pointed petals. Two six-petaled rosettes are attached at each side; the petals are outlined with a filigree border, and the centers are beads of granulation.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Pozzuoli, said to have been found in the same tomb as the glazed monkey [01.7918]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 320–280 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy (probably)


Length of each: 1.5 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands