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Elegant Greek Hellenistic Electrum Repousse Diadem
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Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd to 2nd century BCE. A stunning electrum diadem with an extraordinary repousse decoration across the obverse face. The rectangular sheet was hammered and cut, the chased patterns consisting of scrolling vine tendrils and animals- rabbit, dog, and birds. A woman's bust in a medallion within a beaded border graces the terminal end on the right side, and a winged creature on the opposite end- perhaps a hippocamp. Size along curve: 11.75" L x 1.6" W (29.8 cm x 4.1 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand; electrum quality: 61.2% to 69.7% gold; 27% to 37% silver; weight: 44.8 grams

The diadem is one of the oldest and most characteristic articles of women's jewelry that originated in the Greek world. While wreaths and coronets were worn by men as signs of social or political status, and as funerary objects, diadem were worn solely by women, usually strictly for decorative purposes. Numerous examples in gold have been found in necropolises in southern Italy, Macedonia, and on the Black Sea coast, testifying to the great refinement of Greek jewelry-making during the Hellenistic period, and to the widespread diffusion of decorative motifs throughout the Mediterranean basin.

For a similar example please see The British Museum's website, museum number: 1877,0910.60.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich, Germany, Auction 367, lot 1516, September 22, 2021; ex-private German collection

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Indentations and slight bending. Tiny tears to peripheries and 5 hairline perforations to the repousse. Patina and dark toning. Some softening to details, but motifs are discernable. Overall excellent condition.
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Elegant Greek Hellenistic Electrum Repousse Diadem

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0013: Elegant Greek Hellenistic Electrum Repousse Diadem

Current Bid: $2,000
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Est. $4,000 - $6,000Starting Price $2,000
Antiquities | Ethnographica | Fine Art
May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd to 2nd century BCE. A stunning electrum diadem with an extraordinary repousse decoration across the obverse face. The rectangular sheet was hammered and cut, the chased patterns consisting of scrolling vine tendrils and animals- rabbit, dog, and birds. A woman's bust in a medallion within a beaded border graces the terminal end on the right side, and a winged creature on the opposite end- perhaps a hippocamp. Size along curve: 11.75" L x 1.6" W (29.8 cm x 4.1 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand; electrum quality: 61.2% to 69.7% gold; 27% to 37% silver; weight: 44.8 grams

The diadem is one of the oldest and most characteristic articles of women's jewelry that originated in the Greek world. While wreaths and coronets were worn by men as signs of social or political status, and as funerary objects, diadem were worn solely by women, usually strictly for decorative purposes. Numerous examples in gold have been found in necropolises in southern Italy, Macedonia, and on the Black Sea coast, testifying to the great refinement of Greek jewelry-making during the Hellenistic period, and to the widespread diffusion of decorative motifs throughout the Mediterranean basin.

For a similar example please see The British Museum's website, museum number: 1877,0910.60.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich, Germany, Auction 367, lot 1516, September 22, 2021; ex-private German collection

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#171637
Condition
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Indentations and slight bending. Tiny tears to peripheries and 5 hairline perforations to the repousse. Patina and dark toning. Some softening to details, but motifs are discernable. Overall excellent condition.

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