Hellenistic Gold Earrings with Antelope’s Head

GBP 3,000.00

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Object Description

A magnificent pair of Hellenistic gold earrings featuring the large head of an antelope. The elegant head is designed from sheet metal, hollowed and indented to form the animal’s facial profile. The almond shaped eyes and indented cheeks of the antelope are clearly recognisable. The slender horns of the animals have been designed from thin rods of gold, with additional filigree decoration added. Filigree elements have also been used to create another decorative element to the antelope’s neck, as the head tapers to a point towards the hoop. The large circular hoop is composed of a twisting, tapering band, which ends in a point and hooks to a suspension loop beneath the snout.
Date: Circa 4th – 3rd century BC

Object History

Acquired 1970-1999. London collection of the late Mr S.M., thence by descent.

Object Condition

Excellent. Some wear to one of the heads and indentations. One suspension loop is also missing. See images for details. Combined weight 16.99 grams

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3 x 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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