Lot 78: Rare large Hellenistic Greek gold ibex head earrings set with garnets
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: A remarkable ancient pair of eastern Hellenistic Greek hoops of tapered twisted gold wire, the terminals in the form of the heads of Ibex, elaborately decorated in applied wire and granulation and set with cabochon garnets (one lost). No repair or restoration. 3d Century BC, Southwest Caspian region.
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Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in 2001 from a private European collection amassed during the 1970's-1980's.
Dimensions: 4.2 cm (1 5/8")