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Necklace

Unknown0100/0200

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Portraits of the period document the Roman woman's love for jewellery and its opulent use. Necklaces were worn in varying lengths, together with earrings, pins, bracelets and rings often on every finger. Gemstones became predominant in the designs, as emeralds from the new mines found in Egypt, sapphires, amethysts and cheaper imitations in coloured glass. The variscite beads in this necklace have been polished into hexagonal prisms in imitation of emeralds.

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Details

  • Title: Necklace
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0100/0200
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 41 cm maximum, Depth: 0.3 cm
  • Medium: Gold, variscite, amazonite

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