Gold necklace with micomosaic. Early 19th century.
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A gold necklace and micromosaic. The necklace is composed of seven micromosaic medallions set in dark blue glass. Two gold strands support the micromosaics between them. The subjects of the micromosaic plates are uncommon, as they do not represent ruins but rather birds and chariots with birds and butterflies on them. The chariot motif is inspired by a mosaic discovered in the Vetii house in Pompeii.
w: 0.85 oz (24.30gr)
L: 15.74 in. (40cm)
Early 19th century. Empire period.