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A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Formed of several lengths of figure-8 loop-in-loop chain interspersed with plain links threaded through eight faceted carnelian beads, centered by a circular medallion formed of gold sheet and decorated in repoussé with Venus Anadyomene lifting her hair up before her bath, framed by filigree twisted and beaded wire; two modern chain pendants suspended from loops on the back of the medallion, with a hook-and-loop closure, the hook modern
15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long
Provenance
European Collection, 1980s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York (Gift of the Gods, 1992, no. 96; To Dress in Gold, 2004, no. 127).

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