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Necklace of assorted beads

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Random assortment of stone beads (steatite?) of various shapes, one sard rectangular gem intaglio of dolphin to left, and one gold button with raised center and four holes along edge.

Provenance

By 1968: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from Lebena); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, November 7, 1968 (loan no. 51.68); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan Period, 1800–1550 B.C.

Accession Number

2001.162

Medium or Technique

Stone and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands