Since 15,000 B.C., Egyptian carved cameos were used to record events. It was during the reign of Alexander the Great in the third century B.C. that the Greeks and Romans started incorporating mythological images in cameos. A Roman cameo pendant necklace from that period is one of the key lots of the upcoming Ancient Ethnographic Jewelry charity event, presented by Artemis Gallery. The available necklace is made of 90% gold with 48 gold beads. The cameo pendant shows an empress.
A Scythian gold bracelet is also highlighted. Scythians migrated from central Asia and settled upon the shores of the Black Sea. They amassed wealth by selling grain to Greek cities, making it possible to create gold ornaments. This bracelet is made of 18-karat oval face gold with repeated lashed eye motifs surrounding a single eye at the center. Another lot of interest in this auction is a fifth-century Proto-Viking bronze necklace. The piece has a crescent-shaped band of bronze with cylindrical dangling beads, designed to catch the light. The auction house notes that the necklace must have belonged to an elite woman. Browse the full catalog for this sale and register to bid online on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (124)
# of Lots:124
Price Range:$150 - $18,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Neoclassical Brooch w/ Agate Intaglio, Silver, Diamonds|| Estimate: |
|5th C. Proto-Viking Bronze Necklace w/ Danglers|| Estimate: |
|Greek Hellenistic 18K+ Gold & Garnet Bead Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Gorgeous / Wearable Roman 15K+ Gold Earrings (pr)|| Estimate: |
|Impressive 20th C. Chinese Articulated Cloisonne Fish|| Estimate: |