Western Asiatic Gold Swivel Pendant with Coral Bead

GBP 500.00

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Object Description

An exquisite Western Asiatic gold swivel pendant, featuring a bright orange round coral bead. The pendant comprises a hollow-formed U-shaped hoop, with a vertical attachment which tapers into a thin wire modelled into a loop for suspension, with a coil at its base. The hoop features two rounded terminals, pierced to accommodate a separate gold bar for the swivel, with a longitudinally pierced coral round bead. The swivel, more commonly found in rings than pendants, is Phoenician and Egyptian in origin and was extremely popular across the Mediterranean basin in Antiquity, with similar items having been found in Cyprus, Greece and Etruria. Weight: 3.66 g.

Date: Circa 1st Millennium-5th Century BC

Object Condition

Very fine. The pendant is suitable for modern with care.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:2.8 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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