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Fragment of a Necklace

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

3rd century AD

Artist:

Roman; probably Egypt

About this artwork

The stylized bird forms seen here in repeating pairs were a popular motif in 3rd century Rome, and many similair works have been excavated at a wide array of European sites; though their significance beyond the decorative is yet unknown.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Fragment of a Necklace

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

201 CE–300 CE

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

11.43 × 1.56 cm (4 1/2 × 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.955

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