11 December 2003
A BYZANTINE GOLD PENDANT AND CHAIN
Circa 6th-7th Century A.D.
The oval pendant a box set with a disk, fringed with beaded wire, the disk embossed with a cross in relief, each arm flaring to volutes, a ribbed suspension loop above, suspended from a loop-in-loop chain with a hook-and-loop closure, both joined to openwork disks with cruciform elements formed of volutes
16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) long
Acquired in Europe in the 1990s.
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For a related example see no. 94 in Bank, L'Art Byzantin dans les museés de l'Union Soviétique.
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