• Sale 2770

    Ancient Jewelry

    5 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 376

    A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE

    CLASSICAL TO HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
    CLASSICAL TO HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of calcified carnelian spheres, interspersed with gold ribbed conjoined tubes, gold spade-shaped pendants suspended with ribbed tubes, their tips perforated, small gold spherical beads supporting disk pendants, and spherical gold beads
    26 13/16 in. (68.1 cm.) long


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    For the spade-shaped pendant beads see no. 22.V.1-14 in Rudolph, A Golden Legacy: Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum.

    Provenance

    The Miteva Collection, Switzerland.
    Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired 1963-1971.