London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
TWO GREEK GOLD EARRINGS WITH LION-HEAD TERMINALS
EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Each with wire hoop composed of twisted wires hammered into a single wire at the point, one of the lion-heads with fine modelling and chased detail with beaded wire collar and row of darts, the other with similar collar, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) diam. av.; and two similar gold earrings with gazelle-head terminals, 3rd Century B.C., 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) diam. max. (4)
Items one and two: Stahlberg collection.
Items three and four: Bochberg collection.
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Item two: Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977.
Items three and four: W. Hornbostel (ed.), Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977, p. 477, no. 422.
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