Late Archaic Gold Diadem

Culture: Greek
Period: 500-400 B.C.
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 18.1 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 2534
Provenance: From a New York collection, acquired in the 1990s.
Condition: Apart from the creases, which are common for diadems made of gold sheet, intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: Large, particularly broad diadem of hammered gold sheet with very abundant decoration. Two bearded, winged figures, possibly male sirens, facing each other amidst floral motives, rosettes and volutes. See for the floral decoration the gold diadem in the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden, with the inventory number BEK 1963.30. As well as the diadem in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Accession Number 06.1217.1.