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Acquired in 1897 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
200 BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
A gold chain strung with garnet beads, the clasp in the form of goat heads, Greece, about 200-100 BC
dimensions
Height: 13 cm fastened, Width: 13 cm fastened, Depth: 0.9 cm, Length: 43.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Acquired from the Montague Taylor Collection
id
78492
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:01.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf D, box 4
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold, garnet
materials_techniques
Gold and garnet
museum_number
558-1897
museum_number_token
5581897
object_number
O111386
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace. A gold loop-in-loop chain strung with garnet beads, the clasp in the form of goat heads.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AH4987
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This necklace is consisting of a gold chain strung with garnet beads. Greek goldsmiths were known for their intricaly woven loop-in-loop chains made of fine wires. By the Hellenistic period (323-27 BC) colours slowly became an important aspect of Greek jewellery. To achieve colour, gold was often combined with gemstones, or glass imitations. Garnets were most popular, but emeralds, carnelian, rock crystal, agates, onyxes or lapis-lazuli were also used. Gemstones were pierced, cut, abraded and polished like in this case, or left as a natural crystal. The Greek were renowned for their art of gem carving. The clasp on this necklace is in the shape two gold goat's heads. Animal heads were also commonly used on earrings and on bracelet terminals. Necklaces were generally worn tight around the neck, or in a looser fashion at the base of the neck. They were often worn in multiples, especially a necklace with simple beads like this one with one of more complex form.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
necklace-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200