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