A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD AND AGATE EARRINGS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Each with a high arching earwire joined to the back of a circular box, the front ornamented with a domed rosette framed by beaded and plain wires, the petals rimmed with beaded wire, an amphora pendant suspended below composed of a banded agate bead capped with gold hemispheres of petals rimmed with beaded wire, on a cylindrical stem joined to a square foot, the wire handles with leaf-shaped terminals at each end
Each: 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long (2)
American Private Collection, 1970s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 2004 (To Dress in Gold, no. 76).