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    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Pair of earrings of the Baretta type, 2nd century CE-3rd century CE
    Gold, coral, and garnet
    3.5 x 1.7 cm (1 3/8 x 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.066

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    Intaglio

    Unknown artist, Greco-Roman
    Intaglio, 1st century BCE
    Olivine
    1.8 x 1.3 x .6 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Henry A. Greene 08.006

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    Pair of crescent-shaped earrings

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Pair of crescent-shaped earrings, 1st century BCE-2nd century CE
    Gold
    2.1 x 3.1 cm (13/16 x 1 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.023

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    Pair of earrings of the leech type

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Pair of earrings of the leech type, 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Gold
    4.7 x 2.8 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.106

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    Pair of Cufflinks

    Unknown artist, American
    Pair of Cufflinks, Early 19th Century
    Hair and gold
    1.1 x 1 cm (7/16 x 3/8 inches) (each)
    Gift of Eleanor S. Upton 42.259

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    Pair of earrings with Eros riding a dove

    Unknown artist, Ancient Greek
    Pair of earrings with Eros riding a dove, 3rd century BCE
    Gold
    Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (rosette)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 22.176

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    Pair of earrings with pearls

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Pair of earrings with pearls, 1st century CE-3rd century CE
    Gold; pearl
    3.3 x 1.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.007

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    Pair of earrings with lynx head terminals

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with lynx head terminals, late 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    Gold; glass
    3 x 2.4 cm (1 3/16 x 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.096

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    Pair of earrings with female head pendants

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with female head pendants, late 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
    Gold; garnet
    Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 19.025

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    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants, 6th century CE
    Gold; garnet
    Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 inches)
    Gift of the Ostby and Barton Co. in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 24.016

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    Pair of earrings with dove pendants

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Pair of earrings with dove pendants, 3rd century BCE
    Gold; garnet
    2.5 x .4 cm (1 x 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 22.177

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    Scarab

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Scarab, 332–30 BCE
    Gold and enamel
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 32.242

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    Medusa Head Medallion

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Medusa Head Medallion, 1st century CE-2nd century CE
    Glass, cast
    Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.037

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    Pin (fibula)

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Pin (fibula), 7th century BCE
    Gold
    Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.051

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    Pair of Earrings

    Unknown artist, American
    Pair of Earrings, Early 19th Century
    Hair and gold
    Depth: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Phoebe S. Kendrick in memory of her mother, Ruth E. Kendrick and her aunt, Jane E. Kendrick 42.034

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    Filigree necklace

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Filigree necklace, 3rd century CE
    Gold, glass beads
    Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (hook)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Engelhart C. Ostby 21.005

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    Bracelet with lion's head terminals

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Bracelet with lion’s head terminals, 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Gold
    Diameter: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 inches) (maximum thickness)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.058

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    Funerary wreath

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Funerary wreath, 4th century CE
    Gold
    Length: 5.1 cm (2 inches) (maximum of leaves, from hole to tip of leaf)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 32.007

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    Intaglio with bust of Hercules

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Intaglio with bust of Hercules, 1st century BCE-1st century CE
    Red carnelian
    Height: 2.4 cm (15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs.Gustav Radeke 14.022

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    Silk Brooch: View of the Rialto Bridge, Venice

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Silk Brooch: View of the Rialto Bridge, Venice, mid-19th Century
    Silk, gold, and glass
    3.8 x 5.6 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/16 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.602

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    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter's Return

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Cameo Brooch: The Hunter’s Return, Early 19th Century
    Shell and gold
    Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 inches) (including pendant)
    Gift of Mrs. Albert Babcock 30.090

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    Neck ring (torque)

    Unknown artist, Celtic, Ireland
    Neck ring (torque), ca. 1300-1000 BCE
    Gold
    Diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Drs. Arnold-Peter C. and Yvonne S. Weiss 1999.80

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    Pair of earrings of the à Baulo type

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Pair of earrings of the à Baulo type, 6th century BCE
    Gold
    Width: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) a)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 22.208

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    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants

    Unknown artist
    Pair of earrings with amphora pendants, 3rd century BCE
    Gold; glass
    Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 inches) (total)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 25.115

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    Bracelet

    Unknown artist, American
    Bracelet, 1850-1899
    Hair and gold
    Length: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches) (unclasped)
    Gift of the Honorable Charles F. Stearns 39.049

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    Perfume Bottle

    William Edgar Brigham
    American, 1885-1962
    Perfume Bottle, ca. 1920-1925
    Quartz crystal, carnelian, pearls, green quartz, gold, enamel and black onyx
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.075

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    Lava Brooch

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Lava Brooch, 1855
    Lava and gold
    7.6 x 5.1 cm (3 x 2 inches)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 80.084.7A

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    Brooch

    Unknown artist, American
    Brooch, Mid 19th Century
    Hair and gold
    Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Hannibal Hamlin 62.086.4

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    Finger ring with serpent

    Unknown artist, Greco-Roman
    Finger ring with serpent, 1st century CE-2nd century CE
    Gold
    Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 inches) (maximum)
    Gift of Ostby and Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 29.045

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    Commemorative Scarab of Amenhotep III

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Commemorative Scarab of Amenhotep III, ca. 1360 BCE
    Steatite
    6.8 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm (2 11/16 x 2 x 1 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 17.013

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    The Argosy

    William Edgar Brigham
    American, 1885-1962
    The Argosy, 1920-30
    Amber, gold, precious stones and enamel
    13.7 x 5.9 cm (5 3/8 x 2 5/16 inches)
    Gift of the estate of William E. Brigham 63.011.85

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    Intaglio inscribed "Dioskourides"

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Intaglio inscribed “Dioskourides”, ca. 30-20 BCE
    Rock crystal
    Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.094

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    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing

    Unknown artist
    After Antonio Canova
    Italian; Venetian, 1757-1822
    Cameo Brooch: The Three Graces Dancing, after 1798
    Shell, gold, pearl, and enamel
    Length: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John Carter Brown 09.074X

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    Pendant

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pendant, ca. 1900
    Gold, pearls, frosted green glass, diamonds, enamel and rubies
    8.3 x 3.2 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches) (pendant)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1997.80

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    Intaglio

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Intaglio, 1st century BCE
    Red carnelian
    Gift of Henry A. Greene 12.010

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    Barrel-shaped bead

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Barrel-shaped bead, 6th century CE or later
    Gold
    Height: 2.6 cm (1 inches)
    Gift of the Ostby & Barton Co. in memory of Englehart Cornelius Ostby 24.015

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    Medallion

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Medallion, late 4th century BCE-early 3rd century BCE
    Gold, garnet; enamel inlay
    Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 29.256

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    Locket

    Unknown artist, American
    Locket, 19th Century
    Gold with enamel, diamond, pearls and glass
    Length: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 33.033

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    Finger ring

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Finger ring, 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
    Gold; glass paste
    3 x 1.9 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 inches) (maximum)
    Gift of Ostby and Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 22.230

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    Locket

    Unknown artist, American
    Locket, 19th century
    Gold with enamel, pearls, hair, photograph and glass
    Width: 2.2 cm (7/8 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 31.387

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    Ring

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Ring, 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Gold, milk-grey stone
    Height: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton Co. in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 23.006

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    Heart Scarab

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Heart Scarab, 525-343 BCE
    Steatite
    1.9 x 3.3 cm (3/4 x 1 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.476

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    Etruscan (strung into a necklace in modern times)

    Unknown artist
    Etruscan (strung into a necklace in modern times), 6th century BCE
    Plain and granulated beads, gold
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2007.26

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    Earrings and Brooch

    Unknown artist, American, possibly; Providence
    Earrings and Brooch, ca. 1875
    Gold, enamel, and pearls
    Gift of the Estate of William E. Brigham 63.011.35