Cercetări Arheologice 10, 1997, 337-342
Consideraţii asupra unei podoabe elenistice din aur din „Colecţia Orghidan”
Among the items of „The Orghidan Collection”, exhibited In the Historical Treasury of the National History Museum of Romania, emphasis should be laid upon a hellenistic golden pendant which is representative for the exquisite technique and the rarity of similar Jewels archived on the northern side of the Danube.
The harnessed dove shaped pendant suggests an association with Aphrodite – whom the Greeks saw as being wafted through the heavens In a dove – drawn carriage – as often, in the hellenistic art. When divinities themselves are not actually depicted, their presence is subtly alluded to.
According to the analogies, the pendant may be dated in the 2nd half of the 3rd century – the 1st century B. C. and it might have been processed in a workshop from the Northern Greece. At the same time, one cannot overlook the probability that the pendant might have been achieved in a workshop from a Greek colony from Dobroudja.
How to cite: Alexandru Arbunescu, Consideraţii asupra unei podoabe elenistice din aur din „Colecţia Orghidan”, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 10, pag. 337-342, 1997, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.10.17
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