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Persian Lion's Head Torsade Necklace

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Price: $275.00 $137.50
Member Price: $247.50 $123.75

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Description

Two gold lion-head plaques from Achaemenid Persia (6th century4th century B.C.) in the Museums collection closely resemble the horned lion-griffin heads on a glazed- tile frieze excavated at Susa. The roaring lion also appears on drinking vessels, furniture, textiles, and giant column capitals. These ancient adornments are the source for our dramatic necklace.

24K matte gold overlay, with jet glass beads. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 16''L to 19''L with extender chain.

  • 24K matte gold overlay, with jet glass beads
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 16''L to 19''L with extender chain

Art History

The Achaemenid Persian empire (550330 B.C.) was the largest that the ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Men and women in the Achaemenid royal family wore rich clothing and jewelry. Pictorial evidence comes from Persepolis and Susa, where the palace walls show the king and attendants wearing patterned robes, with simple neck bands and bracelets. Clothing was adorned with embroidery or with thin gold plaques sewn onto the material.

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Description

Two gold lion-head plaques from Achaemenid Persia (6th century4th century B.C.) in the Museums collection closely resemble the horned lion-griffin heads on a glazed- tile frieze excavated at Susa. The roaring lion also appears on drinking vessels, furniture, textiles, and giant column capitals. These ancient adornments are the source for our dramatic necklace.

24K matte gold overlay, with jet glass beads. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 16''L to 19''L with extender chain.





  • 24K matte gold overlay, with jet glass beads
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 16''L to 19''L with extender chain




Art History

The Achaemenid Persian empire (550330 B.C.) was the largest that the ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Men and women in the Achaemenid royal family wore rich clothing and jewelry. Pictorial evidence comes from Persepolis and Susa, where the palace walls show the king and attendants wearing patterned robes, with simple neck bands and bracelets. Clothing was adorned with embroidery or with thin gold plaques sewn onto the material.


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