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Necklace with Child's-Head Pendant
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Necklace with Child's-Head Pendant

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Description This necklace is a pastiche. The carnelian beads are ancient and strung on modern gold links. The lion-head finials comprising the hook and eye clasp are reused from Greek earrings. The child's head boldly carved in a carnelian stone is set in a gold setting, which may or may not be ancient.
Date Description Narrative
1/29/1979Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Hugo Weissmann, Boston; Walters Art Museum, 1957, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1957

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1st century BCE-1st century CE (Imperial Roman (?))
gold, carnelian
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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3 7/8 x 3/8 x 21 in. (9.8 x 0.93 x 53.4 cm) (w. x d. x l.); as photographed 3 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (9.8 x 26.7 cm) (w. x l.); medallion 1 5/16 in. (3.31 cm) (diam.); medallion and bead 2 5/16 in. (5.87 cm) (w.)


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