About This Artwork

Roman; probably Egypt

Necklace with Pendant, 2nd/3rd century AD

Gold, garnet, and emerald
L. 35.6 cm (14 in.) (with clasp); pendant: h. 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson, 1894.266


This work appears in the online catalogue Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring art historical essays and conservation reports on artworks from the ancient Roman world in the Art Institute’s collection. Entries include new high-resolution photography, stunning 360-degree views of the works, and in-depth technical imaging and analysis. The volume is free to the public.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 156A, April 20, 1994 - February 6, 2012.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152, November 11, 2012 - present.

Publication History

Nicola Barham, “Cat. 164 Necklace with Pendant: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).

Thomas George Allen, A Handbook of The Egyptian Collection (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), p. 112.

Louise Bergeand Karen Alexander, "Ancient Gold Work and Jewelry from Chicago Collections." The Ancient World. Vol. 11, nos. 1 and 2 (1985), pp. 10, 23 (cat. 21), pl. II.




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