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Necklace clasp in the form of a Herakles knot

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Necklace clasp in the form of a Herakles knot decorated with filigree floral motifs. An palmette-and-acanthus leaf attachment is fastened to center of the knot. Four rosette attachments (originally colored with paste or enamel) are fastened to the ends and another covers the join of the two...

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By date unknown: with Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi (with 99.372, 373, 374, 375); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: purchased of Signor. Giuseppe Nervegna at Brindisi who had the five from Squinzano where they were all found together); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Taranto, Apulia, Italy


Overall: 2.1 x 4.3cm (13/16 x 1 11/16in.) Weight: 11.67 gm (0.03 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands