Greek, East Greek
30 beads, Length ca. 20 cm
Medium or Technique
Gold and carnelian
Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)
Necklace of gold and carnelian. Alternating beads of gold and carnelian in the form of berries or pomegranates suspended from a leaf molding.
Probably from Kendirlik (Bin Tepe), Turkey [see note]. By 1982: with James R. Ogden & Sons, Ltd., 42 Duke Street, St. James's, London, England (according to the invoice: Asia Minor); purchased by MFA from James R. Ogden & Sons, Ltd., September 15, 1982
NOTE: Dyfri Williams, “Lydian Gold to Newcastle,” in On the Fascination of Objects: Greek and Etruscan Art in the Shefton Collection, ed. J. Boardman et al., Oxford, 2015, 134, links the MFA necklace to gold necklace fragments which were excavated at Kendirlik in 1976 and are now at the Manisa Museum (inv. nos. MM 6284-MM 6286).
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