Necklace

CULTURE:
Greek
DATE:
6th–5th century BCE
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General Description

The fine, cord-like loop-in-loop chain of this ancient Greek necklace supports three gold pendants. Two are in the shape of amphorae; one consists of four rosettes made from sheet gold and soldered vertically to a central tube. The petals of each rosette are edged with twisted wire, and a globule is set in the center. The loops of all three pendants are made from ribbed gold. The finials are a more recent addition. No direct parallel for this piece is known. The style and workmanship suggest a date in the Classical period.

Adapted from

Barbara Deppert-Lippitz, Ancient Gold Jewelry at the Dallas Museum of Art, (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art in association with the University of Washington Press, 1996), 136.