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Ilias Lalaounis

circa 1970s
An 18ct gold torque necklace from the collection 'Between Luristan and Persepolis'.

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An 18ct yellow gold torque necklace by Ilias Lalaounis c.1970s from the collection 'Between Luristan and Persepolis', designed as a solid circle opening at the back and hinged to each side, the ends at the front terminating with two circular spirals.
  • OriginGreece
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Setting18ct yellow gold with maker's mark
  • Weight description82 grams
  • DimensionsInner circumference 15"
Directors notes
The spiral motif in this necklace was inspired by a detail from a bas-relief found in the Treasury of Persepolis, representing the head of King Darius I.
Literature & exhibitions
Please see 'Metamorphoses by Ilias Lalaounis' p.160-1 for more information on the inspiration behind the collection.

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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