• Era/Century: Antique
  • Dating: 3rd – 2nd century BC
  • Material: amber
  • Technique: casting, cutting, spiral-fluting, repoussé
  • Dimensions: height 16;15 mm, width 13;14 mm
  • Weight: 1,37 g and 1,42 g
  • ID Number: АА 3257
  • Property: Belgrade City Museum
  • On Display: No

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Pair of earrings in the form of lion heads, decorated with thin filigree wire.

Lion was a common motif in the Hellenistic art. For the ancient Greeks, lion symbolised royal power and dignity, or was a symbol of the sun and heroic deeds. Because of what they represented and their unusual form, the local tribal aristocracy willingly accepted and wore these accessories.

Published in Antiquity


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