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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (possibly, made)
    Europe (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1st Century AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, strung with gold, glass, glazed composition, ivory and hung with bronze pendants

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology

  • Museum number:

    4817-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold necklace strung with various beads. The main string includes small round gold beads, eye-beads in blue and white glazed composition, glass ball beads and possibly poppy or pomegranate beads, and two ivory beads, in the form of a fish and a trapezoid. There is also a small bronze pendant of possibly Ceres-Isis, coming off a small gold chain attached to the bottom bead, alongside two gold beads.

Off of this is another, smaller string incorporating similar beads, and also three further small bronze pendants: Harpocrates; a crowned Horus hawk; and a griffin.

Place of Origin

Egypt (possibly, made)
Europe (possibly, made)

Date

1st Century AD (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, strung with gold, glass, glazed composition, ivory and hung with bronze pendants

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm, Diameter: 14.1 cm as displayed, Height: 2 cm Ceres-Isis pendant, Height: 3 cm Harpocrates pendant, Height: 1.5 cm Hawk and griffin pendants, Diameter: 0.3 cm Gold beads, Length: 2 cm Ivory fish bead, Diameter: 2 cm Large eye-bead

Object history note

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

Descriptive line

Necklace, gold with beads and pendants in gold, glass, glazed composition, ivory and bronze, Egypt or Europe, Egypto-Roman, 1st Century AD

Subjects depicted

Crowns; Deities; Griffins

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Religion

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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