26 avril 2010

Glory that was Greece Seen in Golden Wreath and Greek Vases at Bonhams

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath, Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Estimate: £100,000 - 120,000. photo Bonhams A delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves with acorns, of the type worn by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II of Macedon, is one of the highlights of Bonhams sale of Antiquities on April 28 in New Bond Street. This stunning artefact, estimate £100,000-120,000, may once have graced the head of a ruler or dignitary over 2,000 years ago. "The fact that this delicate collection of fine gold leaves and acorns formed... [Lire la suite]