A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
Composed of biconical beads with a plain wire ring at each end, interspersed with three gold and garnet elements, each lozenge-shaped, formed of two stout wires voluted and beaded at their ends, embellished with filigree rosettes in each corner, an oval cabochon garnet in the center, the bezel encircled with beaded wire, a palmette of filigree beaded wire at each side; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) long