As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth and richness. In Ancient Greek culture jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the deceased as part of their funerary outfit. Jewellery might have been enriched by precious and semi-precious stones and decorative motives would have included popular myths, gods, goddesses, and heroes. Earrings such as these became very popular from the 6th century BC onwards and thicker models have been found also in the Greek colonies of south Italy.
Golden Greek Hellenistic Earrings
A pair of matching golden Greek Hellenistic earrings, adorned with gold beads decorated with fine twisted gold wire to the top and bottom. These fine earrings feature an intact hook and eye closure, and display the effective beauty and simplicity of Hellenistic jewellery craftsmanship. Weight: 1.56 g.
Provenance: From an important collection of a Japanese gentlemen, deceased, 1970-2015.
Condition: Very fine. Consult a professional jeweller for alterations.