Five miniature Herakles knots from a necklace

Hellenistic Period
320–280 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy (probably), Campania


Length of each: 1.5 cm.

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On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Each link is in the form of two loops knotted together (a Herakles knot). Attached to the center of the front is a flower with eight pointed petals. Two six-petaled rosettes are attached at each side; the petals are outlined with a filigree border, and the centers are beads of granulation.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Pozzuoli, said to have been found in the same tomb as the glazed monkey [01.7918]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution