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"Necklace clasp" Pendant

REF BP100122 EAN 3336728547891

 "Necklace clasp" Pendant

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"Necklace clasp" Pendant

The clasp, in the shape of a "laurel leaf", is a perfect illustration of the new definition of styles established by Roman jewellers who sought to break away from the pre-existing Greek models. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, new symbols, such as the wheel, half-moon, and ivy or laurel leaves, started to appear on pendants, bracelets and necklaces.

The original gold clasp was part of a luxurious set composed of three segments of three rows of fluorite alternating with three rows of pearls.

The combination of precious materials and gems produces a colourful effect to the detriment of the setting itself, which has consequently become particularly discreet.

3 x 1,2 cm
1.18" x 0.47"
Roman art, middle of the 3rd century A.D.
After the clasp of a necklace with Baroque pearls
Material of the original
Original in gold
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Sterling Silver 925
Art movement
Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
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