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JEWELRY AND PARURES
ANCIENT GREEK BRACELET WITH RAM HEADS
ANCIENT ETHNIC JEWELRY AND PARURES
ANCIENT GREECE (6 th-4 Th cent. BC)
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 407
Material :
Silver
Type Object :
Jewelry and personal ornaments
Dimensions :
Diam: 6.7 cm (2.6")

 

Open bracelet in solid silver of a tubular form decorated with two rams’ heads facing each other. The silver bracelet was probably gold-plated in its original version. The jewellery is perfectly wearable and is not fragile. The dark even patina due to age is very nice.
The ornamentation of jewellery with a ram comes from Archaic, very likely Homeric Greece, and from its founding myths. The ram is directly linked with the myth of the Golden Fleece. Chrysomallos is a winged ram with a golden fleece and horns. The ram is summoned by Hermes to save the children of Nephele, a thick cloud created by Zeus, condemned to a certain death by her husband’s second wife. Only one of the two children survives, Phrixos, who, once arrived in Colchide (present-day Georgia), offered the ram in sacrifice to Zeus and gave the fleece to the king of his host country, Aeetes. It would be guarded by a dragon until Jason, with Medea’s help, stole it. In the mountains of Georgia, the Svanes have a very old tradition of gold washing, using sheepskins that they soak in the riverbeds to collect the gold.

€ 8000 - £ 7166 - $ 9112.8 - C$ 11980.8

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