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A Pair of Hellenistic Gold-Disk-and-Eros-Pendant-Earrings and a Gold Eros Pendant, circa 2nd half of the 3rd century B.C

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A Pair of Hellenistic Gold-Disk-and-Eros-Pendant-Earrings and a Gold Eros Pendant, circa 2nd half of the 3rd century B.C

A Pair of Hellenistic Gold-Disk-and-Eros-Pendant-Earrings and a Gold Eros Pendant, circa 2nd half of the 3rd century B.C

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A Pair of Hellenistic Gold-Disk-and-Eros-Pendant-Earrings and a Gold Eros Pendant

circa 2nd half of the 3rd century B.C


The earrings wearable with the addition of backers; the pendant with a suspension loop for mounting on a necklace or bracelet

Earrings: 3.9 cm. long; pendant: 2.1 cm.long

Overall in very good condition with some wear and minor dirt consistent with the age. There is minor tarnishing to the gold, notably to the disk of one of the earrings. There are a few very minor losses, and the attribute in the Eros pendant's proper left hand appears to be lost. Minor warping and denting. The hooks of the earrings are very narrow and may have to be adjusted before wearing.


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Carl Leonhardt Burckhardt (b. 1902, Basel, d. 1965, Alexandria)
thence by descent

For a related example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/251025