Near Eastern Electrum Cluster Pendant

GBP 700.00

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Object Description

A stunning Near Eastern electrum pendant, with a cluster of eight dropping egg – shaped hollow electrum beads, crowned by alternating bands of granulation and smooth gold decoration. The cluster is attached to two joined short tripartite cylinders of hollow electrum, decorated with granulation and topped by a golden hoop, which features an opening to one side.

Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of the Near East in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity is witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafts in jewellery. Very fine granulation, as we can see on this item, along with filigree, were at the centre of Near Eastern jewellery production and were later adopted by the Greeks and Romans.

Weight: 4.58 g.

Date: Circa 9th -7th Century BC

Object Condition

Extremely fine, the pendant is suitable for modern wear.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:2.8 centimeters

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA