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Biconical Gold Bead
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Biconical Gold Bead

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Description This large biconical gold bead (along with Walters 57.452) was worked first in repousssé and then chased, using a hammer, chisel, and punches on the sheet metal to create an etched or engraved effect. The beads were probably strung with similar ones of slightly varying sizes to create a choker or a long necklace.
Date Description Narrative
12/12/1978Examinationexamined for condition
  • 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.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as part of "Jugoslavian Treasure"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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7th-6th century BC
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H: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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