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Acquired in 1884 (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, Roman Empire, about 100-200; gold and variscite beads polished into hexagonal prisms in imitation of emerald
dimensions
Length: 33.2 cm maximum, Depth: 0.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Acquired from the Castellani Collection
id
86307
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:46.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:46.000Z
latitude
52.976181
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 3, shelf B, box 5
longitude
7.85784
marks
materials
gold, variscite
materials_techniques
Gold, variscite
museum_number
629-1884
museum_number_token
6291884
object_number
O111671
object_type
Necklace
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Necklace, gold chain strung with variscite beads.
place
Europe
primary_image_id
2006AC5273
production_note
Roman Empire
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, sapphires, amethysts and cheaper imitations in coloured glass. The variscite beads in this necklace have been polished into hexagonal prisms in imitation of emeralds.
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