Earrings with inlaid cross-shaped pendants

Early Byzantine Period
7th century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, glass paste and pearls

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World


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.


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.