Collection of Ptolemaic Jewelry (16)

Collection of Ptolemaic Jewelry (16)

Description

Gold with various inlaid and attached stones, including garnet, carnelian, pearl, bone, moonstone, amethyst, emerald, and glass paste. This spectacular assemblage comprises a hairnet with an image of Aphrodite and Eros; a diadem with an elaborate Herakles knot; two pairs of hoop earrings with antelope-head finials; a pair of disk pendant earrings with a figure of Eros; one pair of upper-arm bracelets in the form of a coiled snake; one pair of wrist bracelets in the form of coiled snakes; two rings inset with intaglios, one representing Artemis, the other Fortuna holding a double cornucopia; 28 miscellaneous beads and one stud; and a string of gold beads in the shape of cowrie shells.

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