Hellenistic Gold Eros Earrings A pair of Ancient Greek gold hoop earrings comprised of twisted wires and decorated with a naked Ero.. Product #: AH-529 Regular price: $8,000.00 $8,000.00 In Stock
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Hellenistic Gold Eros Earrings

Product Code: AH-529
Width: 2.5CM

£8,000.00

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A pair of Ancient Greek gold hoop earrings comprised of twisted wires and decorated with a naked Eros. Tiny wings grace his back and a filigree body chain decorates crosses his torso to form a Herakles Knot. The head of Eros is featured with clear facial details and an elaborate coiffure. A floral rosette sits above Eros’s head.

Eros is the Ancient Greek equivalent of the Roman god Cupid, the god of love. He was the son of Ares (the god of war) and Aphrodite (the goddess of love). Unlike the winged, infantile Cupid, Eros is more often depicted as an...

A pair of Ancient Greek gold hoop earrings comprised of twisted wires and decorated with a naked Eros. Tiny wings grace his back and a filigree body chain decorates crosses his torso to form a Herakles Knot. The head of Eros is featured with clear facial details and an elaborate coiffure. A floral rosette sits above Eros’s head.

Eros is the Ancient Greek equivalent of the Roman god Cupid, the god of love. He was the son of Ares (the god of war) and Aphrodite (the goddess of love). Unlike the winged, infantile Cupid, Eros is more often depicted as an adult male with a more sinister power, causing havoc as he creates bonds of love between both gods and mortals.

The Herakles Knot, although used from Egyptian times was popular in Ancient Greece and Rome. It was used as a symbol of unity and protectiveness and was often associated with marriage. The knot was thought to ward off evil.

4th-1st century BC

Extremely fine condition.

Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1995.

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