Handcrafted in silver-plated bronze using the lost-wax casting technique, this necklace was inspired by pomegranates, which appear in many forms throughout the Museum's collections. Created by California artist Jivita Harris-Casey exclusively for the J. Paul Getty Museum.
- Sterling silver chain measures 16" long with silver-plated bronze leaf motif hook closure - Faceted garnet accent - Packaged with educational insert. - Item #: NCKVPMB
Pomegranates were domesticated around 3000 B.C. This scarlet fruit has been revered by many cultures as a symbol of health, fertility, and rebirth, instilled with profound and mystical healing powers. Pomegranagtes can be found in mythology, Christian allegory, medieval folklore, and in many forms throught the history of art, including pieces in the Getty Museum's collection.