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Gold Hair Medallion Depicting A Goddess - FJ.0288
Origin: Europe
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC

Catalogue: V1
Collection: Greek
Style: Hellenistic
Medium: Gold

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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At the heart of this rare and magnificent ornament is the exquisite bust of a goddess, almost certainly Aphrodite. During the Hellenistic age, the flowering of Greek culture following the death of Alexander the great, this lovely jewel would have been affixed to the coiffure of a noblewoman or princess; a silken cord, drawn through the loops of the golden net, would have held it in place. A radiant masterpiece, it evokes the splendor and glory of the classical world at its height. Its original owner must have been very beautiful indeed to invite comparison to the goddess of love. Diameter 23cm - (FJ.0288)


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