Meret Necklace

Meret Necklace

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Jewel inspired by a funerary mask from the Roman period. This type of earrings called "crotalia" (after a text by Pliny the Elder) were widespread throughout the Roman Empire.

The masks, like the painted portraits, were affixed to Roman mummies, especially in the necropolises of the most Hellenised ...
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Original work kept at :
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Materials :
Pearl, Brass
Theme :
Middle East
Art movement :
Egyptian Antiquities
Model dimensions :
47 cm x 2 cm x 5.5 cm
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