Chain necklace with beads and gazelle-head finials
3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia, Taranto
Length: 38. 8 cm.
Medium or Technique
Gold and carnelian
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
A gold loop-in-loop chain is punctuated between every three links with a link-set carnelian bead. The finials are naturalistically modeled gold gazelles’ heads. One preserves its collar, a capsule-set cylinder of a grayish-white material.
By date unknown: with Guiseppe Nervegna in Brindisi; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought of Nervegna in Brindisi. Said to be from Taranto, and he would know.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund