A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN MITCHELL

A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN MITCHELL

A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:10,625GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Jan Mitchell

A GREEK GOLD EARRING OR HAIR-RING, SOUTHERN ITALY, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. 


in the form of a tapering tubular spiral finely decorated with four filigree spirals flanked by palmettes possibly once enameled, some granule ornament remaining, the terminals each in the form of a carefully modeled ram’s head, the collars decorated with serpentine filigree.

Length 2.8 cm.; ram's heads 1.2 cm.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Jan Mitchell (1913-2009), New York, probably acquired in the 1960s or earlier

by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

For a very close parallel, with female-head instead of ram-head terminals, see D. Williams and J. Ogden, Greek Gold. Jewelry of the Classical World, 1994, p. 212, no. 145.

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