London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD MEDUSA MASK NECKLACE MEDALLION
2ND CENTURY A.D.
With central repoussé Medusa head, the broad surrounding rim with two applied rosettes and twisted gold wires, twin bosses with attachment loops, one with attached cylindrical ribbed collar and fragmentary double loop chain
1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) diam.
Formerly in the Maurice Nahman collection (1868-1948).
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This is a well-known type, frequently depicted on Romano-Egyptian funerary portraiture.
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