A GREEK GOLD, GARNET AND AGATE NECKLACE, CIRCA 3RD – 2ND CENTURY B.C.

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Culture: [culture]Greek

Date:

Ca. 3rd – 2nd Century B.C.

Medium:

[medium]Gold

Condition:

Intact, excellent state of preservation, wearable

Provenance:

Ex-  Francesca Artuner, Brussels 1992; New York collection

Dimensions:

L. 16 1/4 in. (42.5 cm.)
 Published: Christie’s sale 2771, December 2013, lot 261

Ref No.

GR1148

 

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Composed of links of gold wire, every other link threaded through a spherical garnet bead. The ends each with a barrel shaped banded agate bead, the caps fringed with tongues of filigree twisted gold wire.

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Back-to-back tongues at the outer end, the tongues preserving some white enamel, with agate terminals in the form of goat heads. Threaded through a hook-a-loop closure.