Necklace with ten disks - ROM2010_11670_5


Necklace with ten disks

Medium:Gold links with disks of dark glass
Geography: From Cyprus
Date: about 200-300 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
38.3 cm
Object number: 965.234.16
Credit Line: Gift of the Dowager Lady Loch
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionDuring the Republic, Romans shunned the opulent display of jewellery. Years later, as the Empire was established, vast amounts of gold and a wide array of luxury items poured into Rome from Greece, Asia Minor, and Egypt. Taste now changed, and it became fashionable to wear sumptuous jewellery. At first, the citizens of Imperial Rome preferred jewellery that exhibited very fine workmanship. But by the 2nd century AD, they favoured eye-catching ornaments made from thin sheet gold, and richly embellished with coloured stones and polychrome glass-paste settings.
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