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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 409

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD AND BANDED AGATE EARRINGS

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD AND BANDED AGATE EARRINGS
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Each formed from a hoop of spirally-twisted wire terminating in a cluster of granulation surmounted by a capital of openwork filigree beaded wires and granulation around a hollow tube, flaring to a square cornice, with granules at the corners, threaded through a barrel-shaped banded agate, with a plain sheet cap, the wire spiral-looped at the end; surmounted by modern gold earwires
    Each: 1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    with Robin Symes, London, 1989.