London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET DIADEM
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Composed of a sheet strip, with attachment loops at each end, centred by an oval boss with beaded and plain wire border, set with a circular garnet, flanked by stylized birds composed of conjoined sheets of gold, with three strands of twisted sheet gold for their outstretched wings, beaded wire birds above and below, mounted
8 in. (20.2 cm.) long
Formerly in a French private collection, acquired prior to World War II.
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