AN EXTRAORDINARY ARCHAIC GREEK GOLD FINGER-RING

A sheet flower composed of twelve petals with applied “beaded” wire details on a cast “beaded” shank, with decorative granulation.

Magna Graecia (?), 6th Century BC

Height: 18 mm. (0 3/4 in.)

Width: 20 mm (0 13/16 in.)

12.5 mm. (0 1/2 in.)

U.S. ring size: 5.5-6 wt: 3g.

#9276

ex: private European collection 1980’s or earlier

Published: Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.18

Comparanda: Kokuritsu Seiyō Bijutsukan; The rings : from the Hashimoto collection of the National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 2014) p.22, no.6 Moscati, Sabatino ; The Phoenicians (Milan, 1999) p.691, no.635 The British Museum, London acc. no. 1842,0728.138