Earrings with inlaid cross-shaped pendants
Early Byzantine Period
7th century A.D.
Medium or Technique
Gold, glass paste and pearls
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr.