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Jewelry Through the Ages

This Egyptian gold pectoral inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise, garnet, and carnelian belonged to a 12th Dynasty princess.
Egyptian gold pectoral

Greek ring from the 4th century B.C. with an intaglio of Athena.
Greek ring

Roman cameo with a sardonyx portrait of the Emperor Augustus.
Roman cameo

This bronze chatelaine with gold underlay, made ca. 450-550 A.D., is an example of Visigothic workmanship.
bronze chatelaine

Byzantine ring (11th century) with a cloisonné enamel of Christ.
Byzantine ring

12th century gold ring set with a large cabachon (unfaceted) stone.
Medieval gold ring

German pendant from the 16th century in the form of the Lamb of God (Angus Dei).
German pendant

The body of this French 16th century pelican pendant is a baroque pearl.
pelican pendant

Neoclassic topaz mourning ring from the 18th or 19th century with intaglio scene of a woman contemplating a funerary urn.
neoclassic topaz mourning ring

Necklace, comb, and earrings made of gold and amethyst from a parure made ca. 1820 and said to have belonged to someone in the Bonaparte family.

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