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Neckwear

ANCIENT JEWELLERY EXHIBITED IN ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM

Neck Jewellery

Neckwear

This is a kind of Jewellery made of valuable metals and is solid or empty inside and surrounds the neck as a hoop. The first samples of neckwear in the form of a collar are found in Ur graves.

 

Name:Neckwear
Type:Bone
Location where it came from:Çatalhöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions:L:8.1-9.4cm
Weight:4.7 gr
PeriodThe Early Neolitic period

It is a plate in the form of a bow. It is ornamented with zigzag lines and it is holed. One of the two parts is longer. Triangle motifs inside each other are connected to each other via small holes. One hole on each sharp end is the string passage hole.

Name:Neckwear
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Eskiyapar
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::D:18-19 cm
Weight:121.94 gr.
Period:2200-2000 BC

The solid, round sectioned body made with a hammering technique ends with conic heads after thinning towards the ends. The neckwear is closed by overlapping the ends. The heads are ornamented with carved lines.

 

Name:Neckwear
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Yozgat
Way of Coming:Not known
Dimensions::D: 22.9cm
Weight:91 gr.
Period:The 4th century BC

The neckwear is made of an empty pipe of 1 cm in diametre that is formed by pressing the bands cut from the thin golden sheet to the mould with diagonal grooves and then twisting these bands. It is broken in four parts. The parts combine with each other on the break positions.

Name:Neckwear
Type:Gold and onyx
Location where it came from:Not known
Way of Coming:Purchase from London
Dimensions::L: 40.5 cm
Weight:87.06 gr.
Period:The Roman Period

It is formed by gathering eight rows of chain formed by eight - shaped rings. The ends are closed with a cylindrical capsule and ended with one large ring. At the end of one of them, a hook made of a thick wire is attached. The round clips are surrounded with knitted filigree. Inside it, there is a Medusa head made on onyx with a cameo technique. The wings can be seen on the head of Medusa. Her curled hair goes down from her ears towards her neck. There are breaks and missing parts in the plump face in right cheek and nose. One end of the wire that is soldered to a flat metal at the back of the clips is attached to the end of the chain and the other end is shaped as a wide ring and the necklace is closed by passing a hook. The necklace is purchased from London in 1971 with the reason that it is Anatolia rooted.