The lion is a symbol of great life force, courage, pride and royalty. The hook and closing ring protrude below the jaws of the beasts. Similar necklaces come, as well as from Teano (a specimen is also in the kit of another burial), from Cuma (inv. 126405 of the Archaeological Museum of Naples). The same type of clasp is found in a gold necklace preserved in the British Museum, of unknown provenance. Copy taken from the original find cat. No. 6432 of the Superintendence of Taranto.
Material: Leather + 18K Gold-plated 925 Silver + emerald green glass paste
Weight: about 11.3 g
Length: 19 cm
Strap thickness: 0.5 cm
" Splendors. Luxury in ornaments in Herculaneum ", edited by Francesco Sirano.
" Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments ", edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.
" The collections of the National Museum of Naples ", by the Pedicini Photographic Archive.
Handmade product made in Italy.