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Mosaic Floor Pendant Necklace

This enamel necklace features a detail from an opus sectile in the Getty Villa's Temple of Hercules. Made exclusively for the Getty.

- Chain measures 15 1/2 inches 
- Pendant measures 1 inch L x 1/2 inch W
- Materials: Enamel, 24K gold-plate, brass, lobster clasp closure
- Made in Canada
- Item #: JPGTP-011

A magnificent opus sectile in the Getty Villa's Temple of Hercules reproduces the first-century pavement from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. Decorating a scenic pavilion overlooking the Bay of Naples, the original Roman floor was the first architectural feature discovered by workers excavating a well in 1750. Its geometric pattern of concentric circles of triangles is composed of yellow Giallo Antico and dark gray Africano marbles, with dark green porphyry and red Rosso antico arrows at the center.