1918 Collotype Breast Chain Medallion Lacework Artifact Roman Necklace XAEA3


This is a set containing two original 1918 monochrome collotypes, one with the dimensions listed below, and the second with the dimensions 10 by 7. They depict a Roman breast chain with medallions, a beautiful example of craftsmanship.


This 93+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the larger item has retained its original horizontal crease line, which may be difficult to see in the digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Collotype; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14.5 inches; 27 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of collotypes and halftones that explore art and craftsmanship in the late Roman Empire, focusing primarily on the east. In addition to first century eastern Christian illustrations by Saint John Climacus and others, it features a large amount of Roman jewelry uncovered in Egypt. Each collotype is beautifully executed, providing fine detail to every image; and each piece is an invaluable window into the first century CE and the fascinating worlds of religious art and body ornamentation.