• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET DIADEM

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET DIADEM
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of a sheet strip, with attachment loops at each end, centred by an oval boss with beaded and plain wire border, set with a circular garnet, flanked by stylized birds composed of conjoined sheets of gold, with three strands of twisted sheet gold for their outstretched wings, beaded wire birds above and below, mounted
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired prior to World War II.