9 December 2004,
Price realised USD 7,768
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD LION HEAD EARRINGS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Each with a hoop of hollow tapering tubes braided together, a lion head terminal joined to the hoop by a collar of filigree spirals and granulation framed by beaded wires, a band of tongues along the join to the hoop, the lion with a radiating mane and a wire loop in its mouth through which the hooked end of the hoop is threaded
Each: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide (2)
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PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art From the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 156.
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