A GREEK GOLD NECKLACE WITH A GOLD AND GARNET LUNATE PENDANT
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The necklace composed of a length of figure-8 loop-in-loop chain, the ends linked to an ornate hook-and-loop closure fringed with volutes; the pendant formed of a crescent-shaped sheet ornamented with filigree spirals and petals centered by a single granule, framed by filigree beaded, plain and rope wires, centered by a large oval cabochon garnet in a dog-tooth setting bordered by beaded wire, the ends each with a small round cabochon garnet in a similar setting, a small cabochon garnet in a similar setting on the join to the wide strap suspension tube
17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) long
American Private Collection, 1970s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1992 (Gift of the Gods, no. 64).
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 2004 (Ancient Works, no. 61).