A large Greek Gold Shell Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE
Although a most dramatic piece, this large shell form pendant of high karat gold, is surprisingly lightweight and easy to wear. Made by joining two gold sheets this pendant easily hangs from a double suspension loop at the top.
Dimensions: length: 1 3/4 inches (4.45 cm)
Condition: Despite some minor scattered dents, intact and in excellent condition overall with no chips or breaks. Offered on a modern black choker for immediate wear.
Provenance: Private NC. collection, acquired from Alan Oikonomedes collection, Chicago, 1980s.
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