South Italy, near Vejo
Greek, 4th c. B.C.E.
Terracotta and bronze (80.190)
This necklace consists of twenty-eight terracotta beads made with brownish-buff clay that were painted with a white slip. They are connected with a bronze chain. Alternating lotus (fourteen total) and palmette (thirteen total) pendants hang from every central link. The necklace terminates in two bronze wire hooks.
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association