A Scythian Gold Pendant, ca. 3rd Century BCE
A Scythian Gold Pendant, ca. 3rd Century BCE
A Scythian Gold Pendant, ca. 3rd Century BCE

A Scythian Gold Pendant, ca. 3rd Century BCE


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Of high carat gold, with semi-circular arms centrally set with a light emerald, a socket to either side one with original pearl still inset, and decorated with a stamped circular motif that terminates with stylized animal heads, a gold teardrop gold pendant below.  The pendant is beautifully presented on a modern 18K yellow gold chain that can be adjusted.

Scythian art is composed primarily of decorative objects, such as jewelry, produced by the nomadic tribes that made up the area known as Scythia, which was centered on the Pontic-Caspian steppe and ranged from modern Kazakhstan to the Baltic coast of modern Poland and Georgia. Characteristic Scythian art was produced from the 7th-3rd centuries BC and early art depicted highly stylized animals, either in combat or alone. Once Scythian and Greek cultures came into contact, they influenced each other tremendously, especially in goldsmithing.

Dimensions: pendant length: 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm), mounted for wearing on a modern 18K gold chain that can adjust up to 18" (45 cm).

Condition:  Denting to the teardrop, some minor losses to the animal heads, one pearl lost otherwise intact, and restrung on an adjustable 18K gold chain.

Provenance: Private Boston collection, acquired in the 1970s.

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