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Necklace


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Wealthy women in the Byzantine Empire favored elaborate necklaces such as these. Pearls and emeralds (from Egypt) were most highly prized, although amethysts evoked the imperial use of the color purple.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Zakieh Pasha, Cairo, by purchase; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 11, 1949, no. 9; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
5th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
gold, pearls and green stones
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1817
Measurements
1/2 x 6 5/8 x 7 3/16 (1.3 x 16.8 x 18.2 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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