Greek Hellenistic Gold Amphora Dolphin Pendant


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Object Description

A fine Greek Hellenistic high karat gold pendant in the shape of an amphora, composed of an oval cream with dark speckles agate stone and a single decorated gold bead. The pendant is further enriched with two dolphins, modelled in a thin sheet of gold, one at either side of the suspension loop creating the handles of the amphora. Fine detailing has been added to the dolphins including the fins and tail. The cylindrical gold bead which completes the pendant, holding the stone in place, ends with a gold dome shape. Such pendant has been adapted from an earring in ancient times, with the suspension loop modelled from ancient gold.

Date: Circa 2nd-1st Century BC

Object Condition

Very fine condition

Object Details

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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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