Greek Hellenistic Gold Pendant with Dolphins

GBP 550.00

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Object Description

A fine example of Greek Hellenistic goldsmith art, a beautiful high karat gold pendant, composed of a flat oval navy glass bead and a single decorated gold bead. The pendant is further enriched by two dolphins, modelled in a thin sheet of gold, one at each side of the suspension loop, with fine detailing to the fins and tail. The cylindrical gold bead which completes the pendant at the bottom is framed by two rows of fine granulation with a raised dotted decoration in relief at the centre. 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, suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:2.3 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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