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Price: $95.00 $47.50
Member Price: $85.50 $42.75

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Description

An impressive group of Hellenistic adornments known as the Ganymede jewelry is in the Museums collection. It includes a gold necklace, earrings, fibulae (pins), bracelets of rock crystal embellished with gold wire, and a ring set with an emerald. The two pairs of gold fibulae, which date to 330300 B.C., belong to a northern Greek type with paddle-wheel projections. Our elegant bracelet is based on the decorative ornament from these splendid gold fibulae.

24K gold overlay. Lobster claw closure. 7 3/4''L.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 7 3/4''L

Art History

Jewelry played a prominent role in ancient Greek life, ritual, and death. Artistic representations of daily activities reveal how affluent Greeks used jewelry to display wealth and prestige. During the Classical period, the emphasis was on finely crafted gold jewelry, while in the succeeding Hellenistic period, colored stones from the East became available and the conspicuous display of wealth gained acceptance.

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Description

An impressive group of Hellenistic adornments known as the Ganymede jewelry is in the Museums collection. It includes a gold necklace, earrings, fibulae (pins), bracelets of rock crystal embellished with gold wire, and a ring set with an emerald. The two pairs of gold fibulae, which date to 330300 B.C., belong to a northern Greek type with paddle-wheel projections. Our elegant bracelet is based on the decorative ornament from these splendid gold fibulae.

24K gold overlay. Lobster claw closure. 7 3/4''L.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 7 3/4''L




Art History

Jewelry played a prominent role in ancient Greek life, ritual, and death. Artistic representations of daily activities reveal how affluent Greeks used jewelry to display wealth and prestige. During the Classical period, the emphasis was on finely crafted gold jewelry, while in the succeeding Hellenistic period, colored stones from the East became available and the conspicuous display of wealth gained acceptance.


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