The original pendant long attracted attention because of its “baroque” qualities---dynamic design and curvilinear contours. Recent research has determined that these stylistic qualities find comparisons to representations of jewelry in paintings and statuary from the 2nd-early 3rd Century C.E. Our brooch is made of base metal with a gold finish, freshwater pearls, and cold enamel. The brooch includes a necklace loop.
Size: 2 ½ square
Late Roman, 2nd-early 3rd century