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Antonio Civilotti, the goldsmith who crafted this exquisite necklace, incorporated micromosaic ornaments symbolizing Rome’s imperial past. The central portrait is of Julius Caesar, Rome’s dictator during the mid-first century b.c., and includes a Latin inscription that means "I am the...

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Inscription

Stamped indistinctly on clasp c777, crossed keys and crown ?

Provenance

1915, Caroline Louise Williams French; 1915, bequest of Caroline Louise Williams French to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Louise Williams French

Italian, about 1870

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 41 x 6 cm (5/16 x 16 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.) Other (clasp): 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.231

Medium or Technique

Glass micromosaic, mounted in gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands