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Necklace

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1st century BCE-1st century CE

Artist:

Roman; Egypt

About this artwork

Initially affordable among only the wealthy, glass was used widely in the Roman world to create a variety of everyday objects such as those displayed here, including delicate cosmetic containers that held perfumes and oils and various forms of tableware designed for serving food and drink. Glass was also used to imitate precious stones in jewelry. The faces on these beads were made by fusing bundles of canes of glass.

Status

On View, Gallery 153

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Necklace

Origin

Ancient Egypt

Date

100 BCE–100 CE

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

L. 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.); diam. of largest bead: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1949.1103

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