A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD LION-GRIFFIN EARRINGS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C. Each formed from a hoop of spirally-twisted wire tapering to a single wire point, the head of a horned lion-griffin emerging from a collar ornamented with filigree tongues, plain wires and filigree spirals, the horns and crest made separately and inserted into the feline head, formed of two halves, with fine detail for the mane and whiskers, the open mouth to receive the tip of the hoop
A gauche : Bracelet en or, technique du repoussé et granulation – 675-650 BC – Tombe Regolini Galassi, Cerveteri – Collection of the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, Vatican Museum, Vatican City, A droite : Collier néo étrusque – Carl Bacher, 1870
Greek appliqués 6th century B.C.
Anello d'oro persiano antico, 500 A.C. - Teheran IRAN.
Ancient Korean Silla crown in the shape of the World Tree, with bean-shaped gogok pendants in glass and jade (nephrite?)
Gold, goat shaped, Hellenistic earrings, c. 200-100 BC. Probably from Corfu. The eyes are set with garnets. After the military campaigns of Alexander the Great opened up trade routes with the East, semi-precious stones began to be used with more frequency. Garnets, usually sourced from India, were particularly popular. British Museum.