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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 407

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of biconical beads with a plain wire ring at each end, interspersed with three gold and garnet elements, each lozenge-shaped, formed of two stout wires voluted and beaded at their ends, embellished with filigree rosettes in each corner, an oval cabochon garnet in the center, the bezel encircled with beaded wire, a palmette of filigree beaded wire at each side; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
    17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1980s.