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Gold bracelet with a carnelian stone

Period:
Mid or Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold and carnelian
Dimensions:
diameter 2 1/2in. (6.4cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, in honor of Philippe de Montebello, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.539.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The hoop of the bracelet is made of four tubes spirally wound, terminating at each end in a corrugated sleeve. The setting for the stone is hinged to the capped ends of the sleeves. One hinge is permanently secured, while the other can be opened by removing a pin, allowing the bracelet to be sprung and slipped over the wrist. The carnelian is an ovoid cone, truncated at the top. The box setting has tapered sides. The stone is held in place by a serrated flange bordered by a twisted wire.
von Bothmer, Dietrich, Bernard V. Bothmer, Pat Getz-Preziosi, Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Andrew Oliver, Jr. 1987. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Emma Swan Hall, ed. no. 186, p. 309, Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Herrmann, Ariel and Dr. Seán Hemingway. 1996. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1995-1996." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 54(2): pp. 12-3.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1996. "One Hundred Twenty-sixth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 126: p. 17.

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