Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN GOLD NECKLACE
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Formed of a length of multiple loop-in-loop chain, terminating in ribbed tubular collars, and a hook-and-loop closure joined to an openwork element formed of stout wire, rectangular in section, arranged into volutes, bisected horizontally, granules at the joins, encircled by plain and twisted wire, a suspension loop at each side, the chain supporting an openwork pendant in the form of an amphora, formed of loops of plain wire, a ribbed tubular collar for the neck, granules on the pointed tip, with a ribbed suspension loop
14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) long
Private Collection, Japan, 1980s.
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