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Pendant of beads on chains

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A pendant of seven beads on chains suspended from a larger bead. The upper, largest bead and four of the lower beads are brownish red carnelian (also known as sard) or garnet; the remaining three beads are glass paste. The beads are capped on the top and bottom with gold rosettes decorated with...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: W. Rome's Sale no. 495.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 200–150 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Crimea, Ukraine (probably)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.) Overall: 5.63 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

01.8163

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian or garnet, and glass (paste)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants