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Necklace

Beads

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Object Number:
66-6-13
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Northeast Aegean
Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date Made:
2400 BC
Early Date:
-2400
Late Date:
-2400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Electrum
Gold
Description:
Necklace of 336 beads of 11 types. Type 1 (1 bead): cigar shaped, for sided tapering at both ends. Type 2 (15 beads): beach-ball type; six sided hollow thin walled ball, flatter at ends. Type 3 (1 bead): square; thick walled, pierced by hole for strand. Type 4 (25 beads): leaf shaped; edges slightly curled, upper end, curled into hook for strand. Type 5 (4 beads): rectangular bar pierced by four parallel holes, one used for strand. Type 6 (82 beads): wedding band; U shaped in section. Type 7 (123 beads): wedding band shaped; smaller and thinner than type 6. Type 8 (1 bead): wedding band shaped; sized between type 6 and type 7. Type 9 (10 beads): wedding band shaped; similar in size to type 7; with transverse incisions. Type 10 (11 beads): wedding band shaped; unlike types 6-9, sides are rounded; diagonal incisions. Type 11 (63 beads): tiny spherical beads. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Outside Diamater:
11cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Trojan Gold ( Jul 1966 - 1969)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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Great Sites: Troy ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2009)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 338, pl. 85, figs. 24-32
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36
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