Ancient Bactrian Gold Flower-shaped Appliqué with Garnet


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Object Description

A delicate floral gold appliqué, modelled from a thin sheet of gold. The appliqué features a central circular bezel, containing a vibrant garnet cabochon, surrounded by a granulated frame. Several petals are slightly folded. The reverse remains smooth and features a ribbed hoop added for suspension. Such appliqués would have been part of elaborate necklaces, bracelets or sewed onto garments and ropes. Gold necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets would have been worn in everyday life, but also buried with the deceased.

Date: AD 100-300

Object History

From a late Japanese specialist collector, 1970-2000s.

Object Condition

Very fine condition. The gold leaf petals are slightly bent. There is a very small perforation in one of the petals.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.2 x H:0.6 x D:1.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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