• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD NECKLACE

    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD NECKLACE
    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of gold links of reel-and-loop form, with griffin head terminals, each with inlaid enamel eyes and cornelian bead collar with hook and loop attachment, 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long; and a pair of Hellenistic gold earrings, each with twisted wire hoops terminating in a stylized figure of Eros with small wings on shoulders and hands on hips, circa 2nd Century B.C., ½ in. (1.4 cm.) diam. (3)


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    Provenance

    Given to the present owner as a gift in the late 1980s.


    Saleroom Notice

    The illustration for lot 124 has been mis-labelled as lot 123 in the printed catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

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