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Necklace with "Knot-of-Hercules" Links and Pomegranate Pendant


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Description Fourteen polygonal beads of obsidian (?) alternate with flattened, "Knot of Hercules" gold links. A pomegranate-like pendant of carnelian is threaded at the center. The lyre-volute member of the hook and eye clasp is modern.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st-2nd century CE
Medium
gold, carnelian, obsidian (?)
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1556
Measurements
14 in. (35.6 cm)
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