- Museum number
Reliquary pendant; gold; circular, with enamelled half-figure of St George on a white ground, and outer inscription on blue; front with gold, hinged half cover with inscription and circular opening in which is set a hinged enamel panel (St Demetrius in the tomb) a covering in gold relief of recumbent figures, and surrounded by four compartments containing relics; Greek inscription on the sides, on a light blue ground; moveable loop at top.
- Production date
Diameter: 37 millimetres
Height: 46 millimetres
Thickness: 10.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Cf. DO BZ.1953.20
Brad Hostetler, 'Toward a typology for the placement of names on works of art,' in Inscribing texts in Byzantium: Continuities and transformations, M. D. Lauxtermann, I. Toth (eds), 267-90 (Routledge) at 279.
- On display (G40/dc13/sB/no4)
- Exhibition history
2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, 'Treasures of Heaven'
2011 13 Feb-8 May, Baltimore, Walters Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
2010-2011 17 Oct-6 Jan, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
2001 10 Oct-2002 10 Jan, Greece, Thessaloniki, The White Tower, Byzantine Hours
1997 3 Mar-6 Jul, USA, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Glory of Byzantium
- Some enamel missing from back.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number