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Strap necklace with a row of pendants

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A braid of six strands with a row of fifty small gold pendants hanging from the middle portion (one pendant is missing). Each pendant has a small pyramid of beads on the bottom. On the face of each clasp is a uraeus serpent in filigree. Said to be from Egypt.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Egypt. =Sale of Col. of W. Rome F.S.A. March 20th 1901 lot 474); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 230–200 B.C.

Dimensions

Length 37 cm.

Accession Number

01.8153

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands