Western Asiatic Electrum Pendant with Granules

GBP 150.00

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Object Description

A very fine Western Asiatic pendant with an electrum body, gold hoop, and granule decoration. This piece would originally have been a single earring which has been transformed, at some point in antiquity, into a pendant by the addition of a gold wire suspension loop. The main body of the pendant is formed of a triangular arrangement of electrum granules, each with a further miniature granule situated on both the front and back. The top of the triangle leads into a cylindrical stem with two concave discs attached at the base. These may have once held a semi-precious stone. At the top of the stem is another single granule and then a small twisted section where the gold wire hoop has been attached.

Date: Circa 1000 BC

Object History

Ex S.M. Collection, London, 1970-1999.

Object Condition

Excellent Condition. There’s some earthly residue in the crevices around the granules. This piece is suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.0 x H:1.9 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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