Silver Diadem with Gorgon as well as two Silver Sheets with Eros and Maenad

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Silver, amber
Dimensions: diadem 10.5 cm long; earrings each 7.5 cm long.
Price: 800 Euro
Ref: 2278
Provenance: Swiss collection Hans Zellweger (1916-2000), acquired in the 1970s from Elie Borowski. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: The sheets partially with missing parts on the edge as visible on the photo.
Description: Three possibly belonging Greek silver sheets, amongst them a finely worked relief with a central Gorgon with the tongue sticking out. The monster’s lids, brows and hair are punched. On the sides of the head widely spread out wings. The plumage is accentuated by lines in six rows. On the outside encircling hallmarks. Belonging are two small cut out silver sheets which were later connected to an ancient amber bead with a silver wire and were used as earrings. One sheet depicts a dancing maenad, the other one a seated Eros with spread out wings. The image areas are bordered by large hallmarks. In the mid of the 20th century the jewelry set was placed for presentation in a cushioned leather casket.