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Ilias Lalaounis

circa 1986
A stylish and bold gold necklace suspending seven graduated leaf shaped motifs.

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A stylish and bold gold necklace by Lalaounis c.1980's, designed as a triple row of textured beads over a hand woven chain with seven graduated leaf shaped motifs suspended from the front each with central vein and markings and textured stem, with large hook and loop fastening, from the collection Luristan to Persepolis.
  • OriginGreece
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Weight description148 grams
  • DimensionsNecklace length 41cm, central leaf drop is 5.5cm
Directors notes
The design for this piece was derived from a necklace found in the ancient Persian capital of Susa. Lalaounis believed it was strongly reminiscent of plant motifs from the Minoan era and the repoussé technique used was typical of the Mycenaean period.
Literature & exhibitions
For a photo of this necklace design and more information on the Luristan to Persepolis collection please see Metamorphosis by Ilias Lalaounis p162.

Lalaounis, Ilias

“I feel that in all my creations I have been profoundly influenced by Greek art.  All my various collections have one common denominator, which is some idea, some design, some technique derived from the art of Greece.”

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