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Gold necklace

Early Hellenistic
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The ribbon of intricate linked chains is decorated with a central medallion of Dionysos flanked by other pendant ornaments. It is not a true necklace but a hormos (collar) that was pinned to the clothing across the chest.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions of 1913: Jewelry and Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (12): pp. 257–58, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 328, 330, fig. 233, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 14, figs. 18–21, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 330, 332, fig. 236, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 158, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Miller-Collett, Stella. 1979. Two Groups of Thessalian Gold. pl. 7c, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

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