Greek Hellenistic Gold and Coral Amphora Pendant with Dolphins

GBP 795.00

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Object Description

A fine Greek, Hellenistic, gold pendant, featuring a coral bead in the shape of an amphora.The large central bead has been polished and shaped, rounding to form the shoulders of the vase and a thin, cylindrical neck. A ribbed gold collar is attached to the top of the coral bead. Two handles, also made of gold, have been shaped into two, undulating dolphins, placed at either side. Fine detailing has been added to the dolphin’s fins and tail. Between the two dolphins is a wide suspension loop. A small pearl has also been added to the base of the coral bead, which then terminates in a small, gold, flared foot. Such pendants may have been adapted from an earring in ancient times. This beautiful item of jewellery testifies to the extreme quality of Greek Hellenistic goldsmith art.

Date: Circa 4th – 3rd Century BC

Object History

Acquired 1970-2010. Collection of a late Japanese gentleman.

Object Condition

Excellent condition, suitable for modern wear with care.

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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