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Acquired in 1870 (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
Necklace, gold chain strung with garnet and green glass beads, the clasp decorated with the head of a goat, Greece, 3rd century BC.
dimensions
Height: 20 cm when fastened, Width: 2.7 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
78506
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:05.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:05.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf D, box 5
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
Glass, gold, garnet
materials_techniques
Gold with garnet and green glass
museum_number
305-1870
museum_number_token
3051870
object_number
O111401
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace, consisting of a gold chain strung with garnet beads and two beads of green glass capped in gold; the clasp decorated with the head of a goat.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC5282
production_note
Said to have been found at Carystos, Euboea
production_type
public_access_description
This necklace is consisting of a gold chain strung with garnet beads. By the Hellenistic period (323-27 BC) colours became an important aspect of Greek jewellery. To achieve colour, gold was often combined with gemstones, or glass imitations, like the two green glass beads on either side of the clasp of this necklace. Garnets were most popular, but emeralds, carnelian, rock crystal, agates, onyxes or lapis-lazuli were also used. The clasp on this necklace is in the shape a gold goat's head. Animal heads were also commonly used on earrings and on bracelet terminals. This long necklace was probably worn accross the breast.
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