- The delicate design used for this necklace is based on earrings depicted in a mummy portrait in the Museum's antiquities collection at the Getty Villa.
- Gold-plate with freshwater pearls
- Necklace features 18 inch chain
- Pendant measures 1 1/4 inch long
- Item # NCKVMP2
An elegant Egyptian woman painted about 2,000 years ago, Isidora wears a braided hairstyle that was fashionable in the early second century A.D. She is shown accessorized with the gold and pearl earrings, a gold hairpin and wreath, and three necklaces heavy with gold and jewels. An inscription on the cartonnage, or linen mummy case, identifies the portrait's subject as ICIDOPA (translated as Isidora).