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Late Classical Greek Bracelet

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Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00

Item# 80-011512 







Description

This sumptuous bracelet is developed from an ancient Greek original (Greek, Late Classical, ca. 350300 B.C.) in the Museums collection. The original bracelet is thought to be from ancient Acarnania on the Ionian Sea. Although most surviving examples of Classical Greek jewelry are of gold, less precious pieces made of silver and bronze were probably more commonplace.

24K gold overlay, with garnet. Box-and-tongue closure. Inner circumference: 6 1/2''L; 1/2''W.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Garnet
  • Box-and-tongue closure
  • Inner circumference: 6 1/2''L, 1/2''W

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. Women wore earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death.

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Description

This sumptuous bracelet is developed from an ancient Greek original (Greek, Late Classical, ca. 350300 B.C.) in the Museums collection. The original bracelet is thought to be from ancient Acarnania on the Ionian Sea. Although most surviving examples of Classical Greek jewelry are of gold, less precious pieces made of silver and bronze were probably more commonplace.

24K gold overlay, with garnet. Box-and-tongue closure. Inner circumference: 6 1/2''L; 1/2''W.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Garnet
  • Box-and-tongue closure
  • Inner circumference: 6 1/2''L, 1/2''W




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. Women wore earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods and also accompanied people in death.


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