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Necklace with Intaglio Pendant of a Man
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Necklace with Intaglio Pendant of a Man


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Description The gold necklace has eighteen flattened "Knot of Hercules" links, alternating with hexagonal green agate and spherical blue beads, some of which are missing. A red jasper stone, set in a crimped gold setting shows in intaglio the bust of a man. The gold disk shows Eros leaning on a arrow near Aphrodite, who crouches as she does in the statue by the Greek sculptor Doidalsos. Neither the jasper nor the disk need have originally belonged to the necklace.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/23/1979Examinationexamined for condition
4/11/1984Treatmentcleaned; other
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
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, agate, glass, jasper
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1549
Measurements
1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (0.35 x 38 cm) (d. x l.); pendant: 15/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (2.35 x 1.37 x 0.35 cm)
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