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Acquired in 1966 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Given by Dame Joan Evans
date_end
date_start
date_text
200 BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Necklace with female heads, Greek world, about 200-100 BC; gold, with granulation, garnet, emerald, glass in imitation of onyx and pearl
dimensions
Height: 10.8 cm, Width: 9.5 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
78495
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:02.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf D, box 2
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
Glass, gold, garnet, emerald, pearl
materials_techniques
Gold, emerald and garnet
museum_number
M.1-1966
museum_number_token
m11966
object_number
O111389
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace with female heads, gold with granulation, garnet, emerald, glass in imitation of onyx and pearl
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC5266
production_note
Greek world
production_type
public_access_description
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. Garnets were the 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. Coloured glass was also used in imitation of stone. In this necklace, glass was used to imitated onyx and pearl. Necklaces were generally worn tight around the neck, like a modern choker or ribbon, or in a looser fashion at the base of the neck. This necklace was tied at the back by means of a cord. They were often worn in multiples, especially a necklace with simple beads with one of more complex form like this one.
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