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Extraordinary Hellenistic Gold & Amethyst Necklace

with a large intaglio bust of a maenad.

 

 

 

Late 2nd - 1st Centuries BC.

 

Necklace Length: 20 in. (51 cm.); Pendant Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.7 cm.)

 

ex: private British collection, 1930's.

 

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures V (New York, 2007) p.34

 

cf:  Kleiner, Diana & Susan Matheson; I Claudia II. Women in Roman Art & Society (Austin, 2000) Fig. 7.5

 

 

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