Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD BULL HEAD EARRINGS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Each with a tapering hoop of spiraled plain and beaded wires that hook through a loop on the underside of the bull head terminal, with a collar of twisted wire tongues, joined to a plain section with twisted and plain filigree wires, the bulls with separately-made ears, indented eyes and incised details; now joined to modern gold earwires
Each: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) long (2)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 30 May 1997, lot 73.
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Ancient Art From Private Collections, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Summer Bulletin/Catalogue, 1974, vol. 1, no. 4.
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