Friday, November 27, 2015

Gold Bracelet with Onyx Rams

Greek, possibly Black Sea area, 5th-century BC.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

I was surprised to learn this is a bracelet. The detailing made me want to believe that it must be much larger than it is, more akin to a torc than a bracelet, but it turns out this piece is only 11cm, which means the carving here is very, very fine.

I'm not terribly well versed in Pontic artifacts, so it's nice to see such a fine example in such a wonderful state.