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Necklace


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Wealthy women in the Byzantine Empire favored elaborate necklaces such as this one. 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 Henry Walters, New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, New York, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
5th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
gold and emeralds
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1683
Measurements
Overall L: 14 15/16 in (37.9 cm)
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