11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD MAENAD EARRINGS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Each with the tapering hoop formed of spirally-twisted wire, joined to a spherical collar framed by rings of granulation, and terminating in a finely-modelled head of a maenad, a wreath of ivy and berries in her hair, corkscrew curls falling on either side of her face, a loop behind the head to secure the tip of the hoop
Each: 1 1/32 in. (2.6 cm.) high (2)
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Molly Morse Limmer
Swiss Art Market, 1980s.
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