Offered by Matthew Holder
European Works of Art & Sculpture
An archeological revival gold long-chain necklace with ancient carnelian intaglio beads.
Circa 1st BC - 2nd Century AD and later.
The necklace comprises of carnelian beads of varying dates interspersed with gold open-work roundels, very reminiscent of the work of Tiffany during this period.
The chain includes six ancient intaglios of tabloid form engraved with:
1: Two lions.
2: Two nude males with chlamys on the left arm.
3: Two warriors.
5: Two herms and a torch.
6: A capricorn, Tyche holding a cornucopia and rudder, Minerva, and another figure.
There is a central oval Roman intaglio engraved with Harpocrates holding a cornucopia and extending his finger towards his mouth.
The necklace measures 167cm in length.
Provenance:? Goddard (1869-1925) and Josephine Cook DuBois (1864-1961) Collection, USA, acquired in Egypt, circa 1901-1907; thence by descent to grandson George DuBois, then passed to his wife Judith on his death; by decent to the previous owner.??
The Goddard & Josephine Dubois Collection was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1920-38, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1945-60, and the Museum of Man California 1968.??
For an example of a Ptolemaic Period intaglio of tabloid form, cf. J. Boardman and D. Scarisbrick, The Ralph Harari Collection of Finger Rings, London 1977, p.31, fig. 44a-d.
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