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Bead necklace

Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Length: 23.5 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, glass paste

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Gold wire links with 29 small glass beads at intervals. One end of the clasp a cylinder of open filigree work, which is built up of two rings of roundels filled with five-petaled rosettes. Collars of filigree, apparently ancient, are at either side of the roundel zone. The other end has a simple hook (probably modern, as well as the ends of the cylinder).


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: W. Rome's Sale lot 479.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution