Gold and cornaline necklace, Alexandria

Gold and cornaline necklace, Alexandria
Period:Egypt, Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period
Dating:305 BC–30 BC
Origin:Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Physical:22cm. (8.6 in.) - 7 g. (.2 oz.)

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  This lovely necklace comes from Alexandria, during the reign of the Ptolemys over Egypt (305-30 BC). Carefully faceted carnelian pearls are elegantly complemented by faceted hollow gold beads shaped as hexagonal dipyramids, interspersed with braided gold wire. This is presumably the front end of a necklace that was hung from a thinner, simpler gold chain that went around the back of the neck.

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