Ancient Greek Hellenistic Gold and Agate Dolphin Amphora Pendant


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Object Description

A fine ancient Greek, Hellenistic gold amphora-type pendant. The long banded agate bead forms the centre-point of the pendant and is further embellished by two dolphins, finely modelled in gold. The dolphins act as non-fixed decorative handles to the amphora on either side. The dolphins are rendered naturalistically with delicate engravings to indicate the fins, tails and eyes. There is a suspension loop to the top of the pendant. This beautiful item of jewellery testifies the extreme quality of Greek Hellenistic goldsmith art.

Date: Circa 2nd-1st Century BC

Object History

Ex Japanese gentleman deceased collection, 1970-2010

Object Condition

Very fine condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.3 x H:2.5 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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