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Necklace with spear point pendants

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A narrow strap, of which two sections survive, is braided from seven strands of fine gold wire. From the strap are suspended tiny rosettes in a thick row, and from them hang small spear-point pendants, with tiny balls on the end of each point. About 94 of the spear points are preserved. Each...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Erotes tomb [at Eretria].);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, about 310–198 B.C.

Findspot

Eretria, Euboia, Greece

Dimensions

Length (a): 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.) (b) 1.03 cm. (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.790

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands