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 decease as part of his or her funerary outfit. Fine granulation and filigree, were at the centre of Ancient Greek jewellery production, and were employed to decorate necklaces, diadems, earrings and pendants.
Ancient Greek Gold Pendant
An elaborately rendered Greek Hellenistic gold pendant, featuring a wide drop-like shape and a suspension loop to the top. The pendant is enriched by spiralling wires of gold, each decorated by engraved lines. Further embellishment includes a cluster of gold granules at the base of the pendant. Such pendant has been adapted from an earring in ancient times, with the suspension loop modelled from ancient gold.
Condition: Fine. Suitable for modern wear with care.