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Greek Hellenistic Gold Earring w/ Eros

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Greek Hellenistic Gold Earring w/ Eros
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Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. An earring of annular form with an ear wire and sheet-foil figure of Eros, the winged god of love, shaped from 86.08% gold (equivalent to 20K+) as he presents with his head raised and legs stretched back as if in flight. A pair of petite wings flanks his back, and the original ear wire is connected beneath his feet. A modern ear wire is attached to enable wearability. Size: 0.45" L x 0.28" W x 0.6" H (1.1 cm x 0.7 cm x 1.5 cm); gold quality: 86.08% (equivalent to 20K+); weight: 1.4 grams.

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

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Condition
Wearable with modern ear wire as shown. Eros' head reattached with small amount of new material beneath chin. Folding to wings and original ear wire, softening to some finer details, and some petite casting flaws. Great patina throughout.
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Greek Hellenistic Gold Earring w/ Eros

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Oct 09, 2022
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Starting Price $400
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0129: Greek Hellenistic Gold Earring w/ Eros
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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
Asian, Ancient, Ethno, Fine Art
Oct 09, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0129 Details
Description
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Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. An earring of annular form with an ear wire and sheet-foil figure of Eros, the winged god of love, shaped from 86.08% gold (equivalent to 20K+) as he presents with his head raised and legs stretched back as if in flight. A pair of petite wings flanks his back, and the original ear wire is connected beneath his feet. A modern ear wire is attached to enable wearability. Size: 0.45" L x 0.28" W x 0.6" H (1.1 cm x 0.7 cm x 1.5 cm); gold quality: 86.08% (equivalent to 20K+); weight: 1.4 grams.

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#142756
Condition
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Wearable with modern ear wire as shown. Eros' head reattached with small amount of new material beneath chin. Folding to wings and original ear wire, softening to some finer details, and some petite casting flaws. Great patina throughout.
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