Hilton Price Number
Current Location
Walters Art Museum
Museum Accession Number
Object Type
Jewellery, Necklace
Graeco-Roman Period
First century CE/AD
Metals/alloys (Gold)
Egypt, Alexandria
34.93 cm
Number of Elements

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Necklet of finely plaited wire, four-sided, with a circular boss, upon which is the head of Medusa in repoussd work, with a hook fastening on the side of the boss; as a counterpoise, is a small bust of Aphrodite. L. 13¾ in. Gold. Alexandria.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. [p. 115] Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy. [p. 119]

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Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 933
Hilton Price Lot Description
A GOLD NECKLACE with interlaced wire links; a small circular medallion with a head of Medusa attached to the end, and a small pendant, shaped as a bust of Isis, in the centre; late Greek or Roman period; Alexandria; (1178); fine and very rare.
Former Owner
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909)
Last modified: 23 Jun 2021

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