Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oded Löbl
Black Sea region, probably Trebizond
Late 4th century BCE
Gold, filigree and granulation
L: 34.3 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.347
Hellenistic jewelery was made from series of small components, each constructed from sheet gold of very high quality. Decorative techniques included filigree, granulation, and enameling, usually in green or blue shades. Despite the small size of the components, no magnifying glasses were used in their manufacture.

Bizarre Perfection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2008

Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 19/12/2008 - 13/06/2009, December 2008 - June 2009

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir