Mycenaean necklace with gold beads in the shape of an eight-leaf rosette. The motif of eight or six-leaf rosette, similar to wild roses with few petals, was widely used in Aegean jewellery carrying strong symbolic connotations. Wild roses are present both in Minoan and in Mycenaean art in ritual scenes and signify in the Mycenean script the name of a month during which there took place specific religious rites. Late Helladic ΙΙΒ–ΙΙΙ περίοδος (1450–1200 BC). Inv. No. 2094
Length. 45 cm
Necklace from Mycenaean vessel
Pendant from a 4th c. BC jewel.
Necklace - 'ΝΕΜΑ'