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Necklace with Relief Pendants
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Necklace with Relief Pendants

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Description Etruscan necklaces often combined a great variety of beads and pendants made from different materials. This arrangement of 202 zinc-copper alloy beads, 23 glass beads, and 23 gold pendants is a reconstruction of the likely original. The gold leaves are worked in repoussé, and represent either a human head with a palmette or a bunch of grapes.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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.
  • 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 Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. N5132]; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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7th-6th century BC (Orientalizing-Archaic)
gold, silver, glass, zinc-copper alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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as displayed: 4 3/4 x 14 9/16 x 2 3/4 in. (12 x 37 x 7 cm); largest zinc bead: 3/16 in. (0.4 cm) (d.); largest glass bead: 1/4 x 7/8 in. (0.7 x 2.2 cm) (d. x h.); 16 5/16 in. (41.5 cm) (l.)


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