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Gold necklace

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.234.1
  • Description

    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.

  • References

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

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

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

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

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