Roman gold pendant, 2nd-3rd century A.D.

The anthropocentric concept of Ancient Rome led to the development of arts parallel to the common ones such as sculpture or architecture, in addition the importance of marking the social and economic status makes the Romans, would like to be surrounded by luxury and precious materials. Jewellery was born from the need to embellish the body, to enhance the human figure and its value, to seek beauty through the perfection of forms. The solutions in terms of goldsmith techniques are increasingly sophisticated, specializing in filigree, union of threads, in this case gold, forming closures, material effects and various decorations. Although Roman jewellery was initially influenced by the Greeks, it soon distanced itself by creating its own designs, among which pendants, earrings and cameos stand out. This beautiful pendant in the shape of a jar or bowl has a sinuous and feminine design that is enhanced by the incisions that decorate it beautifully.  


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