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pendant / necklace / chain

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1916,0704.2

  • Description

    Necklace; gold; with circular, open-work pendant; containing an arrangement of two sapphires, four pearls and two rock emeralds in circular settings; the chain is composed of pearls, emeralds, gold, beaded discs and a gold chain.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 996 millimetres
    • Diameter: 75 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published: W. Dennison, A Gold Treasure of the Late Roman Period (University of Michigan Studies Humanistic Series, Vol. XII), London, 1918, no 11, pp. 143-44, pl. XXXI; H. Tait (ed.), Jewellery through 7000 Years, London, 1986, fig. 223; I. Baldini Lippolis, L'oreficeria nell'impero di Costantinopoli tra IV e VII secolo, Bari, 1999, no. 2.III.2b.2, 140; L. Wamser, Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas ostliches Erbe - Glanz, Krisen, und Fortleben einer tausendjahrigen Kultur, Munich, 2004, no. 495.Published:
    Ein Gott 215, no. 76, pp. 76-77.

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  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1976 191a bibliographic details
    • Tait 1986a 222 bibliographic details
    • Marzinzik 2013 31 bibliographic details
    • Fluck et al. 2015 p.75 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc14/sB

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2015, Oct 29 – 2016, Feb 7. British Museum, Room 35. Egypt: Faith after the Pharoahs
    2015 1 April - 15 Sept. Berlin, Bode Museum, 'EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil'
    2004 21 Oct-2005 3 Apr, Germany, Munich, Archäologische Staatssammlung, The World of Byzantium

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1916

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1916,0704.2

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