Lot 2
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Byzantine 6th/ 7th century

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
20,000 GBP
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  • Hardstone Necklace
  • gold, emerald and nephrite


Hotel Drouot, Paris, 6 November 1972, lot 636

Catalogue Note

Compare with the similarly linked bead necklaces in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection dated to the 5th to 7th centuries and emanating from the south eastern Mediterranean. Compare also with a necklace in the Benaki Museum, Athens, and one in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, both illustrated in the Byzantium exhibition at the Royal Academy, catalogue op. cit.

M. Ross, Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington D.C. 1965, vol. II, nos. I A-c and II; J. Drauschke, 'Byzantine Jewellery, Amethyst Beads in East and West during the Early Byzantine Period', in C. Entwistle and N. Adams (eds.), Intelligible Beauty: Recent Research on Byzantine Jewellery, London, 2010; R. Cormack and M. Vassilaki (eds.), Byzantium: 330-1453, exh. cat. Royal Academy, London, nos. 123 and 124