Necklace

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 59 cm (23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.323

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass (modern)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace is composed of five repoussee gold lion heads strung among modern turquoise cylinder and ring beads. There are two suspension loops at the top of four lion heads. One lion has no suspension loops.

Provenance

By 1959: with Ethel Kimball Willson. 1959: given to the MFA by Ethel Kimball Willson.
(Accession date: May 14, 1959)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Kimball Willson