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Ancient to Medieval (And Slightly Later) History
Hellenistic Jeweled Gold Necklace and Earrings, c. 1st Century BC - gold, emerald, garnet and agate; incredibly fine testament to the level of skill the goldsmith’s craft - granulation, delicate wire work, polychromy, and even three dimensional molding and inlay – some of the most difficult and most beautiful techniques in goldwork!
Unknown, Greek Jointed Doll Holding a Tambourine, 4th Century BCE On the night before a Greek girl married, she dedicated her childhood toys and dolls to a goddess, usually Artemis, the chaste goddess of the moon and the hunt. Jointed dolls were common and were made of materials such as wood, terracotta, bone, ivory, marble and alabaster. Their bodies were covered with white or flesh-colored slip (liquid clay) and the hair was painted red or yellow. Memorial Art Gallery
Greek Sphinx Lekythos, Early 4th Century BC
Greek Sphinx Lekythos, Early 4th Century BC Found in the Taman Peninsula, Krasnodar Area, Russia. In ancient times the Pontic Greek colonies of Hermonassa and Phanagoria (map) stood on the Taman peninsula. A lekythos was a type of Greek pottery used for storing oil.
Greek Gold Diadem, c. Early 4th Century BC Composed of a slender rectangular band ornamented with applied double and triple rosettes decorated with beaded filigree, smaller rosettes above and below, and alternating with double lotuses with small rosettes between them, the terminals each in the shape of a palmette with filigree quatrefoils with double spiral stems.