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Description Made for a middle-class woman, this necklace is composed of simple, toy-like ducks that appear to be solid gold, yet are actually stamped out of thin foil. This creates the false impression of a very costly necklace, as do the glass beads that resemble pearls.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance [Said to have been found in Nazareth]; Robert Garrett, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, October 11, 1943, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Robert Garrett, 1943

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4th-5th century (Late Antique)
gold and glass
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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L: 23 x W: 3/4 x D: 1/4 in. (58.4 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm)
  • Israel, Nazareth (Place of Discovery)


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