Western Asiatic Gold Pendant with Openwork Design

$403.89

A fine Western Asiatic gold hollow pendant featuring an openwork design at the centre. The pendant presents two domes at either end embellished with a band of filigree topped with a single granule. Three continuous vertical bands displaying figure of eights decorate the centre. The pattern is further enriched by four bands of double-layered twisted filigree either side of the openwork design. Three small gold loops have been attached to the top for suspension.

Date: 1st Millennium -5th century BC
Condition: Fine condition, minor indentation to the domes.

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SKU: LD-493 Category: Tags: ,

Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity are witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafting of jewellery. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold, electrum and silver jewellery would have been enriched with gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays along with detailed engravings.

To find out more about different metal decorative techniques please see our relevant blog post: Decorative Metalwork Techniques

Weight 0.77 g
Dimensions L 1.7 x W 0.8 cm
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