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Lot 87. An Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) longEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

Provenancewith The Merrin Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1990.

NoteThe necklace is composed of embossed foliate elements joined together with wire loops on the reverse. It is centered by a rectangular box-shaped element set with green glass. The terminals are modeled in the form of dolphins above a hook-and-loop closure. For related examples, see nos. 16 and 17 in J. Spier, Treasures of the Ferrell Collection.

Christie's. Antiquities, New York, 13 October 2020.