Earrings with inlaid cross-shaped pendants

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
7th century A.D.


Accession Number

1991.1021a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass paste and pearls

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

From gold rings hang two chains, a Greek cross, a small pearl was attached; only one remains. From end of each arm and bottom of each cross, looped and coiled wire hangs, ending in a small pearl. Crosses were inlaid with green glass paste, mostly missing.

Provenance

By 1981: with Frieda Tchakos; 1981: purchased by John J. Herrmann, Jr. from Frieda Tchakos; 1985: loaned to MFA by John J. Herrmann, Jr.; year-end gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 4, 1991; accessioned by MFA January 22, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr.