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Archaeological-Style Necklace with Emperor and Deities
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Archaeological-Style Necklace with Emperor and Deities


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Description The Castellani workshop was famous for its copies of ancient jewelry, and this necklace has been attributed Giacinto Melillo, one of Alessandro Castellani's apprentices and protégés (another similar necklace in the Walters collection, 57.1530, bears his mark on the clasp). In 1865, took over Castellani's workshop in Naples, which Henry Walters visited in 1903.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
gold, chalcedony, sardonyx, agate
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1535
Measurements
L: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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