GREEK GOLD SIREN PENDANT

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GREEK GOLD SIREN PENDANT

Mythological figure of a bird with head of a female. Front and back made from sheet gold with repoussé details, wings were originally widespread, now folded to the body, wavy hair parted and falling onto her shoulders, loop on top, standing on hollow drum-shaped base, granule and wire decoration.

Ex priv. Mansees coll., 1950s-1990s, hence priv. coll. K.B., Chicago, Ill. USA., 1995
H. 2,9 cm. Weight 4,55 gr.
Hellenistic Period, 3rd- 1st cent. BC

cf. D. Williams/J.Ogden, Greek Gold, New York 1994, nos. 184-5 (sphinxes)

 5.000

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