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Hellenistic Agate Bead Necklace

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Price: $135.00
Member Price: $121.50

Item# 80-009195 







Description

The Museums necklace adapts the granulated gold elements and the beads from a pair of repouss and chased gold earrings (Greek, Hellenistic, 2nd1st century B.C.). The original earrings were adorned with beads of emerald, banded glass, gold, and dolphins heads. Many types of earrings were made during the Hellenistic period. The dolphin was associated with the goddess Aphrodite and her birth from the sea.

Natural agate and 24K gold overlay. 17 1/2''L. Hook and eye closure.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Natural agate
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 17 1/2''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 their 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

The Museums necklace adapts the granulated gold elements and the beads from a pair of repouss and chased gold earrings (Greek, Hellenistic, 2nd1st century B.C.). The original earrings were adorned with beads of emerald, banded glass, gold, and dolphins heads. Many types of earrings were made during the Hellenistic period. The dolphin was associated with the goddess Aphrodite and her birth from the sea.

Natural agate and 24K gold overlay. 17 1/2''L. Hook and eye closure.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Natural agate
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 17 1/2''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 their 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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