2nd–4th century A.D.
Legacy dimension: L: about 0.06m.; max. H: 0.017m.; D. of largest stud: 0.015m.
Medium or Technique
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Ovoid hollow bar with slightly convex top and beveled sides, narrowing to a point at each end. Rising from interior, three studs with flat round tops, the center one larger in diameter than the other two. Incised surface, top and sides, inlaid with gold and niello in floral and vine patterns; on bordering facets, alternating triangles of silver and niello. Fine patina; some inlay missing. Dent in one side near central stud, damage to surface visible; stud somewhat bent.
By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to come from Yugoslavia); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, Nov. 21, 1984
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund