FIVE GREEK GOLD AND GARNET POMEGRANATE PENDANTS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Each a hollow sphere with three equidistant bezel-set pointed garnets, the bezels encircled by granulation, a pyramid of three granules between, the underside with the pomegranate calyx formed of sheet, the suspension loop joined to the sphere by a biconical collar
Hinged ring, century B. Hellenistic Greek This piece is meant for the thumb. Its huge size and flamboyant style is a striking example of the extravagant and ostentatious lifestyle of the rich in the hellenistic world.
The representation of the sphinx shows an awkward compromise between rendering the figure three-dimensionally, as in the treatment of the legs, and adapting it to a predominantly two-dimensional surface