A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRING WITH SIREN – HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
Auction House: Christie’s
Sale Title: Antiquities
Location: London, King Street
Sale Date: Apr 02, 2014
Lot Number: 0193
Estimate: 1,000 – 2,000 British pounds
Price Realized: Unsold
Saleroom Notice: This Lot is Withdrawn.
A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRING WITH SIREN
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The hoop, of spiralling wire tapering to plain wire, set with three globular garnets interspaced with gold beaded wire and granulated collars with zigzag edges, with bare-breasted winged Siren with outstretched talons
1 ¼ in. (3.3 cm.) wide
Provenance: Private collection, UK, acquired 1950s; and thence by descent.
London art market.
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