An East Greek Gold and Amethyst Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE
An East Greek Gold and Amethyst Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE

An East Greek Gold and Amethyst Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE

GJ2009

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comprising a bead of pale lilac amethyst capped with high karat gold terminals that are decorated with granulated triangles.  Applied gold loops at either end for wearing.

In ancient times, stone beads were time-consuming to make, expensive, and available only to the wealthy. They were considered so attractive that craftsmen were eventually inspired to create imitation beads from glass as a less expensive fashionable alternative.

Condition: Damage to the right bead cap with some loss to one side, very small chip to the amethyst bead that does not detract. Overall in very good condition.

Dimensions: Length: 1 1/8 inch (2.09 cm)

Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired from Sumer Gallery, NYC, in the 1980s.

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