Necklace composed with gold amulets, glass and stone beadsJ15
A collection of various ancient gold, cornelian, garnet and glass beads strung to form a necklace. The centre of the necklace is mounted with a Roman gold lunular pendant flanked by ten Roman hollow gold amphora shaped amulets. The openwork tubular gold beads as well as the gold clasp are modern additions.
Ancient parts: Egypt, mostly Roman period, 1st to 3rd Century AD; the cornelian amphora pendants are Egyptian, late 2nd Millennium BC
50 cms total length
Minor damage to a few beads but overall in good condition, re-strung and fully wearable
Ex. private collection, London, UK; acquired 1980’s.