Large Eastern Hellenistic Gold Earrings with Garnet and Agate

GBP 6,950.00

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Object Description

A beautiful pair of large Hellenistic earrings cast from gold featuring a thick crescentic loop adorned with delicate filigree along the edges. Five spheres sit in a row to the back of the loop, each topped with a smaller sphere. A tear-shaped cabochon garnet inset features at the front and back of the earring and is framed with a row of granulation. Underneath is a conical and a round cabochon garnet inset, both enriched with fine granulation. A gold chain hangs below the teardrop stone hung from a loop adorned with two small circular garnets in gold frames on either side. A loop is attached to the bottom which is further embellished with a purple and white stone, a ring of granules and a garnet finished with a small gold ball holding it in place. A large banded agate stone dangles below the main loop enclosed by granules placed in the shape of small triangles in a horizontal row. Smaller gold triangles and rows of granulation decorate underneath the stone in which a gold conical finial, made up from a five large spheres, is attached. Upside-down tear drop cabochon garnets embellish the bottom of the earring each framed by a band of granules. A gold pin goes through the centre holding the dangle of gold, garnet and agate in place.

Date: Circa 3rd-1st Century BC

Object Condition

Very fine condition, slight break at the bottom of the loop of one of the earrings.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3.6 x x D:6.8 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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