Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2018

From Ancient Greece: Necklace, which was found in Ukraine, Parutino (Olbia). late 2nd-1st century BC. Made of gold, amethyst, chalcedony, emerald, rock crystal, pearl, and colored glass. "Elaborate diadems or necklaces featuring centerpieces of inlaid stones, pendants, and beaded chains go back to 3rd- and 2nd-century Greek jewelry. This necklace was found on the neck of the deceased; as the symbol of the soul, the butterfly was an appropriate motif for a burial gift." The Walters Art Museum.



From the Taxila Region of Pakistan: Pair of Earrings with Tortoises, 1st - 2nd Century. Repoussé, granulation, and cast gold. 2 1/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. LACMA



From Iran or Turkmenistan: Pendant made of silver, gold, and carnelian. c. 1800-1940. H: 12 1/2 in. W: 14 1/4 in. "This woman's pendant was produced by a nomadic culture that survives in present-day Turkmenistan and northeastern Iran. The motifs can be traced back more than 2,500 years. Nomadic groups often served as intermediaries between settled cultures that were otherwise not in contact with each other. Small items such as jewelry were instrumental for preserving and transferring artistic motifs." Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.


From Yekaterinodar, Severskaya, in Southern Russia surrounding the Kuban River on the Black Sea: Kantharos ( a vessel used for drinking) 200 - 100 BC Russia. Made of glass, gold, carnelian, garnet, filigree, granulation, stamping, soldering. H: 9.4 cm.






Edwardian sunburst brooch with nearly six carats of old cut diamonds circa 1910. and more stuff...……..