Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Palestine (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 58-9-2
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Palestinian
Provenience Palestine (uncertain)
Date Made 200-299 CE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Gold
Iconography Shell | Face

Above, a plain convex ovid shell with schematic representation of a face (curved line of granulation for mouth; nose formed by wire which spirals above to form eyes). A wire loop, quadruple and each strand spirally twisted for part of its length, is attached to the back for the shell, one end, above forming a ring catch palte to which the other end was attached. A pendant of 4 hollow gold balls with granulated ornament between, below, and encircling the perimeter of 3, is suspended from the loop by a simple molded sleeve ornament.

Height 5 cm
Length 5 cm
Width 2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Loring Dam, 1958

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