Syria and Colchis, 400-300 BC, Grave 6, GNM: 11-974:13

This pectoral clearly shows Vani's trade connections with other cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. At the top a gold clip is attached to a chain with a pin that allowed the jewel to be susppended from the woman's clothing. The decoration of the main pendant is divided into two wide and three narrow rows (registers). The wider registers have an inlaid lotus flower and back-to-back griffins shown in profile in one row, and two large birds in the other. The narrower registers are decorated with round sardonyx stones and triangular motifs.

The style of the decoration of the pendant is known as 'Egyptianising,' but it was probably produced in Syria. It was originally made to be a counterweight of a separate pectoral, but it was transformed, presumably in Colchis, by the addition of a pin from Anatolia and eight locally-made chains.