5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A COLORADO PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Formed from a length of loop-in-loop chain, each end with a horned lion-griffin terminal backed with a barrel-shaped garnet framed by a ridged collar, the beaded wire horns and the ears made separately and inserted, a hook-and-loop closure projecting from their mouths, now joined to an ancient rosette centered by a garnet, with a pendant formed from a single Hellenistic earring in the form of a bejeweled winged Eros topped with a garnet in a dog-tooth mount
18½ in. (46 cm.) long
with J.R. Ogden & Sons, London, 1980s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 367.
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