Period: Ancient

Jewelry made prior to 400 AD.

Egyptian Lotus Ring

Egyptian, New Kingdom decorated with lotus flowers & baguettes Gold, lapis, turquoise & carnelian The Louvre Source link (could not find anywhere in the English catalog of the Louvre?) — via Pinterest … [Read more...]

Egyptian Gold and Lapis Lazuli Earring, New Kingdom

Earring Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Date: ca. 1295–1186 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli Dimensions: Diam. 2.5 cm (1 in) Credit Line: Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 Accession Number: 10.130.1540 Provenance Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while … [Read more...]

Decorative gold disc adorned with filigree and granulation

Decorative gold disc adorned with filigree and granulation From Lunnern (ZH). Mid-3rd century AD. © Swiss National Museums Source link … [Read more...]

Byzantine Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern

Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern Date: late 6th–early 7th century Geography: Made in possibly Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold - sheet, rod; engraved; wire - plain, beaded; granulation; strip - triangular sectioned. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 cm) Wt: 74g strap: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (2.3 x 14 cm) Classification: … [Read more...]

Roman Gold and Emerald Bracelet

Roman bracelet with emeralds; found in Cologne, the Rhineland or other selected locations across Europe. Source link … [Read more...]

Cypriot Gold Pendant

Gold pendant with granulated ornament Period: Late Bronze Age Date: ca. 1400–1050 B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Gold Dimensions: L. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Provenance: From Cyprus Source link, The Metropolitan Museum of Art … [Read more...]

Greek Gold and Garnet Siren Earring

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRING WITH SIREN - HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. Auction House: Christie's Sale Title: Antiquities Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Apr 02, 2014 Lot Number: 0193 Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 British pounds Price Realized: Unsold Saleroom Notice: This Lot is Withdrawn. Lot Description A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET … [Read more...]

Greco-Persian Amethyst Pendant

A GRECO-PERSIAN AMETHYST LION CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Depicted reclining on an integral rectangular plinth, his head turned to his left, the mane cross hatched, with small rounded ears and a carefully-detailed face, perforated through the shoulders for suspension 13/16 in. (2 cm.) long Provenance Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 18 December 1998, lot … [Read more...]

Greek Gold Bracelet

A GREEK GOLD BRACELET HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 300 B.C. Formed from a hollow hoop fashioned from sheet, convex on the exterior, each end with a collar terminal secured by a pin, its tip with granulation, the collars each with twisted wire filigree palmettes framed by beaded, rope and twisted wires and a fringe of petals, small birds at the outer edges of the left … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch

Magnificent and Rare Egyptian-Revival Faience and Jeweled Brooch, Cartier, London Designed as an Egyptian fan, or flabellum, centering an ancient green glazed faience bust of the goddess Sekhmet, depicted with a solar disc and a uraeus (cobra) upon her head, set against a lapis lazuli sky twinkling with diamond stars bordered by a black enamel aureole and repeating … [Read more...]

Greek Amethyst Finger Ring

A GREEK GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Composed of two sections hinged together, the lower portion of the hoop set with a small cabochon amethyst, the hoop narrowing towards elaborate moldings below the hinge loops, the upper portion with similar moldings above the hinged loops, joined to the underside of an oblong stepped … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch, Cartier, London, 1923 Composed of an Egyptian glazed steatite plaque of semicircular shape, circa 600 B.C., inscribed with hieroglyphs, the border of papyrus and lotus motifs decorated with pear-shaped cabochon sapphires and square segments of onyx and enamel within a ground of pavé-set old European-cut and single-cut diamonds, the … [Read more...]

Roman Amethyst Finger Ring

The solid cast hoop flat on the interior, carinated on the exterior, the sides voluted, merging with grooved shoulders, expanding toward the bezel, with four prongs supporting the oval bezel, with peltae on either side, set with a cabochon amethyst 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 7 Source link … [Read more...]

Great Cameo of France

The Grand Camée de France (Great cameo of France), the largest cameo sculpture to survive from the ancient world, contains 24 engraved figures arrayed in three registers. The general meaning and the political goals of this commissioned work are clear: its aim is to assert the dynastic continuity and legitimacy of the Julio-Claudian emperors of the Roman Empire (the first … [Read more...]

Byzantine Bronze Ring

As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. An archaeological investigation into Byzantine-era refuse pits revealed the truth behind this adage after researchers discovered an astonishing number of artifacts buried in pits on the Israeli central coast, according to a press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The largest of the pits … [Read more...]

Earring with Nike Driving a Two-Horse Chariot

Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot Greek, Northern Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–325 B.C. Height: 5cm (1 15/16in.) Weight: 15.8 gm (0.03 lb.) Gold and enamel Earring in form of Nike driving a two-horse chariot (biga). The figures are modeled in the round and form a pendant suspended from a disc in the shape of a … [Read more...]

Scythian Pendant

Pendant, 4th Century B.C. Gold: molding, soldering, granulation, hammering Source link … [Read more...]

Etruscan Ring, 4th century BC-3rd century BC

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Gift of Ostby and Barton, in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby Photography by Erik Gould Source link … [Read more...]

Triple Garnet Ring

Garnet and gold ring, Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD The ring consists of three plates, each with a garnet, bezel-set. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Source … [Read more...]

Griffin Earrings

Earring in the Form of Griffin, 5th Century B.C. Gold: hammering, soldering, filigree, granulation … [Read more...]

Roman Pegasus Ring

18K gold lapis lazuli Roman intaglio ring … [Read more...]