Strap chain with one decorated terminal preserved
- Ptolemaic Period
- 332–30 B.C.
- Country of Origin Egypt
- L. 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in); W. 3 cm (1 3/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
- Accession Number:
'Straps' consist of two or more loop-in-loop chains fastened side-by-side. This one consists of fourteen chains held together by linking wires at regular intervals.
The terminal is decorated with the scene of an offering royal sphinx in an Egyptian shrine above a lotiform design, the scene elaborated in filigree using flattened wire and with small pieces of hammered sheet. The orientation of the scene suggests the terminal was made to hang vertically.