DescriptionAmong the Museum’s ancient treasures is a gold necklace from Cyprus (Archaic period, 7th century B.C.), which was acquired with the Cesnola Collection of antiquities; it features agate and chalcedony beads capped with finely worked gold. Such a combination of a gold setting with semiprecious stones speaks of influence from the East. This elegant adornment is the source for our striking necklace.
18K gold overlay, with agate. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 16 1/2''L to 18 1/2''L with extender chain.
- 18K gold overlay, with agate
- Lobster claw closure
- Adjusts from 16 1/2''L to 18 1/2''L with extender chain
Art HistorySince early prehistoric times, Cyprus has been a way station for ships circulating around the eastern Mediterranean. Sailors, warriors, and merchants of many nationalities, including Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Persians, passed through Cyprus, established settlements there, or took control of the island. The exposure of Cypriot craftsmen to a wide range of materials from both East and West is reflected in the jewelry styles that emerged in Cyprus.