Hellenistic Gold Bull Earrings

GBP 2,750.00

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Object Description

A very fine pair of Greek gold bull earrings from the Hellenistic period. Each feature a hoop with one end tapering to a point and the other enriched with a bull terminal. The bulls have been rendered stylistically with two pointed horns, a short muzzle and large, round, pierced eyes. Small wavy lines have been carved onto the forehead to mimic hair. The hoops are enriched with delicate twisted filigree. A double spiral is visible on the bull’s neck with curved and linear patterns decorating the lower section. A small hoop is visible below the bull’s mouth used for originally securing the earring.

Date: Circa 4th-3rd century BC

Object Condition

Excellent condition, encrustation to the surface. Slight tear of the gold to the inner part of one of the hoops.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:3.7 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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