Greek Hellenistic Earring with Ibex Head Terminal

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Object Description

A finely rendered Greek Hellenistic single gold earring, formed from a coiled circular wire hoop, which tapers towards one end and features an Ibex head terminal on the other. The ibex’s head is modelled from a thin sheet of gold and features naturalistically rendered facial and anatomical features including defined horns to the top of the head. The tapering end encloses the earring by hooking through a loop attached to the animals’ chin. This fine earring testifies the refinement of gold working in Ancient Greece during the Hellenistic period.

Date: Circa 4th-3rd Century BC

Object History

Provenance: Ex Important Israeli family collection, by decent with Israel Export licence.

Object Condition

Condition: Very fine, suitable for modern wear through the application of a stud or loop. Please consult a professional jeweller for alterations.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:1.3 centimeters

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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
London
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