8 December 2005
A GREEK GOLD, GLASS, AND STONE NECKLACE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Centered by a box-set oval sardonyx fringed with granulation, connected to two lengths of chain with lynx head terminals at the join, each lynx with a cylindrical banded agate collar capped on both ends with granulated triangles, the chain composed of long wire links, each threaded with spherical beads of banded agate, emerald and gold embellished with granulation, the beads interspersed with gold disks rimmed with granulation, finished with a hook-and-loop closure
13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long
European Private Collection, 1970s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 2004 (To Dress in Gold, no. 64).
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For a necklace with similar lynx-head terminals see no. 214, p. 282 in Deppert-Lippitz, Griechischer Goldschmuck.
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