Greek Hellenistic Gold and Garnet Pendant Earrings

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A pair of very fine Greek Hellenistic gold earrings in the shape of pseudo-amphorae. Each earring is composed of a hollow triangular body with each side featuring either an oval garnet or carnelian inset. Dangling from the base of the bodies are two pairs of delicate drops, one pair displays a small pearl and gold beads while the other pair has an additional bell pendant to the end. One of the drops has been replaced with a later wire. The top of each earring is composed of an amphora-like feature, with a short neck and a trio of delicate gold handles which connect the suspension loop to the main body. The earrings are attached to a single loop and hook later added in antiquity.

Date: Circa 5th-3rd century BC

Object History

Ex Faustus Gallery and Jack Ogden, 1970-1980s.

Object Condition

Very fine, suitable for modern wear with care. One drop on each earring is missing.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:9.1 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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