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Acquired in 1863 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
100-200 (made)
descriptive_line
Necklace, lyre-shaped gold links alternating with amethyst beads, made in Europe during the Roman Empire, about 100-200
dimensions
Length: 39.8 cm maximum, Depth: 0.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Webb Collection.
id
86294
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:42.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:42.000Z
latitude
52.976181
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 3, shelf B, box 1
longitude
7.85784
marks
materials
gold, amethyst
materials_techniques
Gold, amethyst
museum_number
8844-1863
museum_number_token
88441863
object_number
O111657
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace of amethyst beads united by lyre-shaped gold links. Gold hook and eye fastening.
place
Europe
primary_image_id
2006AC5263
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Portraits of the period document the Roman woman's love for jewellery and its opulent use. Necklaces were worn in varying lengths, together with earrings, pins, bracelets and rings often on every finger. Gemstones became predominant in the designs, as emeralds from the new mines found in Egypt,but sapphires, amethysts and cheaper imitations in coloured glass were most fashionable, adding colour to jewellery.
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
200
year_start
100