Western Asiatic Gold Pendant with Beads

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

A lovely Western Asiatic gold pendant with a beautiful range of adornments. The pendant is formed of a long straight stem which folds at the top into a small curved hook. On to this hook is attached a further piece of gold, closed in a circle, allowing the pendant to be strung. Directly beneath the hook, a teardrop shaped gold bezel is fixed to the stem, holding a captivating rounded garnet cabochon. Following the bezel, five beads are threaded onto the stem – two narrow, ribbed, gold, spacer beads; a stunning disc formed entirely of gold granules; a straight-edged pink coral bead; and a red, spherical, translucent glass bead with a milky pink surface colouration. The base of the stem is flattened to a wide rounded tip, so that the beads are held in place, whilst still allowing for movement.

N.B. it is likely that this pendant was altered at some point during antiquity as there are some discrete differences between the colouring of the gold stem and the gold beads attached, especially the granulated disc.

Suitable for modern wear with care.

Date: Circa 1st millenium BC – 1st millenium AD

Object Condition

Excellent Condition. There is a small surface chip on the right hand side of the garnet and a small dent to the base of the flattened tip of the stem.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:0.7 x H:4.35 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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