• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 125

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRING WITH FIGURE OF EROS RIDING AN IBEX

    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRING WITH FIGURE OF EROS RIDING AN IBEX
    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The winged Eros holding a thrysos, seated on the ibex forepart, the twisted wire 'hoop' extended out to the rear
    2 in. (5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Germany, 1971.