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Diamond-Shaped Garment Ornaments
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Diamond-Shaped Garment Ornaments

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Description In the center of the diamond-shaped gold ornaments are round settings containing garnets and enamel. Some of the stones and inlays have fallen out. On the back are tiny loops for sewing the ornaments to clothing.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance [From a tomb near Olbia, Parutino, Ukraine]; Pharmakowski, Russia [picked up in the tomb at Olbia, shown to him by a local farmer, Philippov]; Peter Mavrogordato [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; F. L. van Gans, Frankfurt [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Galerie Bachstitz, The Hague; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1921, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921

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1st century BC (Hellenistic)
gold, garnet, enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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each: 7/16 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. (1.1 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm)
  • Turkey (Pontos) (Place of Origin)
  • Greece (Place of Origin)
  • Ukraine, Parutino (Olbia) (Place of Discovery)


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