Greek Earrings with pendantsLog in to see prices
These earrings inspired by a necklace are composed of three pendants in the shape of elongated acorns or very narrow vases.
During the Hellenistic Period, Greek goldsmiths liked to decorate necklaces and earrings with pendants in the shape of flowers, fruits, miniature vases, and animal heads. The gold original of this necklace was found in the Kertch region of Crimea (Southern Russia). Many other specimens of this type of jewel with similar pendants were found in the same region. The Louvre necklace is an example of the abundant production of fashionable jewels in the Greek colonies along the Black Sea, which were in contact with both Athens and such Oriental cultures as the Samarans and the Scythians.
It is not known if this particular type of necklace came from Greece, or if it was the imitation of a local design, or an original creation by the goldsmiths of these prosperous cities on the fringes of the Greek world.
Keep the jewellery away from dust and moisture. Avoid contact with perfume, chemicals and cosmetics; avoid getting the jewellery wet.
- Maintenance :
- Eviter le contact avec l'eau, le produits chimiques et cosmétiques
- Original work kept at :
- Paris - Musée du Louvre
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