A Pair of Greek Silver Snake Earrings
Greece, Ca. 6th-4th Century BCE. Matching pair of silver spiral earrings with snake head finials. Solid cast, the earrings feature a curved form with a snake head on either side. Details of each head, including the eyes, mouth, and teeth are engraved. Cf. a very similar pair in Pierre Amandry, Collection Helene Stathatos. Les Bijoux antiques (Strasbourg, 1953), pl. XXIV, Nos 141/2; the Benaki Museum also has several examples of the same type, one which is illustrated in the Collection Stathatos, fig. 29. 1-1/2”H. Custom stand.
Provenance: Ex-prominent New York City Gallery
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