Pendant in the form of an amphora

Early Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.


Overall: 2.4cm (15/16in.) Overall: 3.57 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and lapis lazuli

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World



An amphora pendant (for an earring or necklace) made of lapis lazuli with gold accents at the handles, lid and base. A loop-in-loop chain and open hoop form the suspension arrangement (this may not be original). The gold lid is decorated with a filigree rosette and a twisted filigree border around the edge. The composition suggests a phiale posed above the amphora. A gold bead stands on top of the “phiale”.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. [with 01.8170]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution