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Necklace with Amulets

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1st-4th century

Artist:

Ancient Mediterranean

About this artwork

Initially affordable only among the wealthy, glass was used in ancient Rome to create tableware and containers for oils and perfume. Glass was also used in jewelry as an economical substitute for more expensive precious or semi-precious stones. This necklace also includes magic amulets, believed both to ward off evil and to guarantee good luck.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Mediterranean

Title

Necklace with Amulets

Origin

Mediterranean Region

Date

1 CE–400 CE

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

L. 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.); diam. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1949.438

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