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Gold and emerald necklace

1st–2nd century A.D.
Gold, emerald
Other: 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1921
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Necklace set with emerald beads.
Said to be from Nazareth, Israel

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 6, pl. IV, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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