Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
550–450 B.C.


30 beads, Length ca. 20 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

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).

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund