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Description
Near East, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A massive high karat (22 kt) gold and stone ear ornament (or possibly a pendant/brooch) comprised of a large, teardrop/phallic shaped veined agate stone encased in a conical gold sheathing, with a long wire hoop extending across from one side to the other. The agate boasts stunning caramel hues with white and grey inclusions. Given the scale and precious materials involved in the creation of this piece, it was likely intended for an elite individual. Custom stand. Size: 3.5" W x 2.25" H (8.9 cm x 5.7 cm); 3.375" H (8.6 cm) on stand. Weight: 46 grams.

Provenance: private German collection of W.D.; purchased by the father of the present owner in the 1970's or 1980's

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#123304
Condition
Some bending to the gold with areas of earthen encrustation. Otherwise excellent.
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Ancient Near Eastern 22K Gold & Agate Earring / Pendant

Estimate $1,800 - $2,700Aug 31, 2017
Starting Price $900
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