ANCIENT NECKLACES

 

 

N27   Egyptian faience  and carnelian necklace
         II century B.C. - IV century A.D.
Composed of eight faience amphora pendants interspaced with eight faience melon beads and a faience scarab in the middle. Carnelian beads are globular in shape with conical opening, drilled from one or both ends; some with a shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping. Minor chips, otherwise intact. L. 16.8" (42.6 cm)
For amphora pendants see: Petrie. W. M. Fl., 1914. Amulets. London. type 70h, j; The Bead Study Trust. Catalog of the Beck Collection of beads in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Cambridge, 1997, P.1, microfiche 1/B5;  for melon beads: Andrews C. Ancient Egyptian jewelry. N.Y., 1997, p. 26, fig. 17; Friedman F. D. Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1998, p. 221, cat.# 102; 
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N47   Egyptian faience  and carnelian necklace
          I century B.C. - IV century A.D.
Composed of twenty five turquoise faience graduated melon beads and carnelian globular beads  with conical opening, drilled from one or both ends. Minor chips (ancient), otherwise intact. L. 19.2" (48.8 cm).
See: Friedman F. D. Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1998, p. 221, cat.# 102; Andrews C. Ancient Egyptian jewelry. N.Y., 1997, p. 26, fig. 17; Furtwängler, Olimpia, IV, no. 1334; Fremersdorrf, Denkm
äler des römischen Köln, pl. 10; The Bead Study Trust. Catalog of the Beck Collection of beads in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Cambridge, 1997, P.1, microfiche 2/A3; 2/C1.
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192   ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
        II-III century A.D.
Composed of nine gold pendants with double-ribbed suspension loop decorated with twisted wire, blue glass cabochons set in collar with pinched edge; fourteen  hollow, ribbed gold beads, soldered from two halves and terminated by strip-twisted wire collars; sixty-six  spherical and globular blue glass beads. 
L. 14" (35.6 cm).
For similar beads see: Rudolph W. A golden legacy. Ancient jewelry from the B.Y. Berry collection at the Indiana University Art Museum, 1995, cat.90.A.
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627   ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
         II-III century A.D.
Composed of six gold crescent pendants with twisted wire perimeter and double-ribbed suspension loop,  triangular clusters of granulation, single granules at termination points; twenty- five 14-faceted green glass beads; thirty-four spherical and semi-spherical small green glass beads and later gold beads, soldered from two halves and terminated with wire collars;  L. 15" (38.1 cm).
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N1   ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
        II-III century A.D.
Consists of hollow, gold ribbed tubes spaced by groups of three blue glass beads; two semicircular gold pendants with incised  lines and a suspension loop with single granulation at the top; central pendant with incised lines and granulation on the back, beaded wire perimeter and green glass cabochon set in collar with incised  lines and pinched edge.  Suspension loop decorated by granulations on top.  L. 15.2" (38.6 cm).
For a similar cabochon setting see: Davidson P. F. Ancient Greek and Roman jewelry in The Brooklyn Museum, 1984, cat. # 135.   
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156   ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
         I-II
century A.D.
Composed of eleven scaraboid shaped rock crystal beads, twelve biconical rock crystal beads. Interspersed with twenty-four biconvex carnelian beads. L. 18 1/4" (46.4 cm).
See: See: Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 59, 348; Christie's NY, Ancient Jewelry, 12/08/1999, lot #98.
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684   ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL AND GOLD NECKLACE
         I-II
century A.D.
Composed of  fourteen scaraboid shaped rock crystal beads, form-fit with gold collars soldered to small cylindrical gold sheet terminations; fourteen conical
rock crystal beads; one compressed sphere bead.
L. 19.5" (49.5 cm).
See: See: Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 59, 348; Christie's NY, Ancient Jewelry, 12/08/1999, lot #98.
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N50   ROMAN OR PARTHIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE
           I century B.C. - I century A.D.
Composed of globular carnelian beads and seventeen conical pendants with round bottoms and tops. Wide range of light orange to red-brown with different degree of transparency. Pendants and beads have conical opening, some are drilled from both ends. Some globular beads have a shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping.   
L.17.5" (44.4 cm).
See: Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 56, 57.
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N55   ROMAN OR PARTHIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE
          I century B.C. - I century A.D.
Composed of globular c
arnelian beads of different shades of orange. Conical opening, some beads are drilled from both ends. Some beads have a shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping.  
L. 18.3" (46.5 cm).
See: Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 56, 57.
$ 575

 

 

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N52   ROMAN OR PARTHIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE
          I century A.D.
Composed of globular carnelian beads ranging from dark brown to dark orange in color. Conical opening, some beads are drilled from both ends. Some beads have shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping.
L. 16.5" (42 cm).
See: Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 56, 57.
$ 475

 

 

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421   OSTROGOTHIC GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
         second half of VI  to first half of VII
century A.D.
Composed of nine gold triangles and dark blue glass beads. Triangles consist of hollow, ribbed  tubes gradually decreasing in length, soldered together. Outside length: 19” (48.3cm).
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N49   GERMANIC AMBER NECKLACE
        
  VI century A.D.
Composed of thirty-three irregularly shaped amber faceted beads.
L. 20.3" (51.6 cm).
For similar beads see: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 851, 922, 1006; Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p. 241, 447.
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