Apollo Sun God Mythological Pendant Necklace Sterling Silver Genuine Garnet Gemstones 1 Oval 8 mm x 6 mm 1 Rose cut 4 mm Framed Pendant 1 7/8 Inches Wide 2 1/2 Inches Long 34 Grams 18 Inches Long

Regular price $425.00

The Apollo necklace features the Sun god in profile with the rays of the sun radiating from his head.  This first generation sterling silver casting from Mon Coeur’s rare collection of intaglio impressions is framed in a sterling silver MC signature frame.

The original plaster of Paris impression used to make the mold to create the Apollo necklace.   It is one of our 400 intaglio impressions we collected from, the avid art collector, Polish Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski 2,500 commissioned gem intaglios.

Poniatowski lived in Rome between 1754 and 1833.  These miniature masterpieces are original art that was inspired by reading ancient Greek literature and mythology of the god, goddess, heroes, and heroines.

This impression collection was previous owned by UK General Sir Alexander Walker (1764-1831) and his son William Stuart Walker (1817-1896). The collection was held in a small wooden curio case being admired by a select few.

The Apollo in Profile pendant is set in an original MC frame embellished with genuine gemstones one 4 millimeters round rose-cut Garnets, and one 8 mm x 6 mm x 3 mm oval Garnet. The pendant drapes securely from a 2 mm sterling silver rope chain with two MC specialty links, that measure 2 1/2" long x 1 7/8" wide x 3 mm thick.

The 18 inches long necklace is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp and jump ring. The total weight of the necklace is 34.10 grams. The approximate weight of the garnets is 1.70 carats.

  • University of Oxford, Classical Art Research Centre in the Beazley Archive Reference # T181
  • Material: Sardonyx,
  • Title/Description: Head of the Sun {Phorbus} Issuing from the Shades of Night
  • Literary Source: Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius; Euripides, Ion; Sophocles

Signature: Gnaios
Collection Record: John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841)