• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 399

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET PENDANT

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET PENDANT
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of Eros depicted as a paunchy baby, his legs to his left, his arms held out, his drop-shaped wings set with cabochon garnets, surmounted by voluted wires, a cabochon garnet lunette and a ribbed suspension loop above; now hanging on a modern gold necklace
    1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) high; 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) necklace length


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    Provenance

    with Jack Ogden, London, 1980s.