London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A LARGE HELLENISTIC BULL-HEADED GOLD EARRING
3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
The bull-headed terminal decorated with glass inlays, granulation and ornate filigree collar, with fragmentary coiled wire hoop, 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long; a Hellenistic composite earring with ram head terminal, with a green beryl, agate and two gold beads interspersed with granulated rings, and coiled tapered gold wire hoop, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) diam.; two single Hellenistic gold animal-headed earrings, all 3rd-1st Century B.C.; two Romano-Egyptian tapered gold hoop earrings with granulated pyramidal pendants, 3rd-4th Century A.D., 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long av.; two single Islamic gold earrings of 'basket' type with filigree decoration, circa 11th Century A.D.; and other mainly gold jewellery elements, Graeco-Roman period and later (19)
Formerly in the Maurice Nahman collection (1868-1948).
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