Vroeg-middeleeuws Gold and Garnet Ring - Ring size: Q. Diameter: 1.9 cm

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Vroeg-middeleeuws Gold and Garnet Ring - Ring size: Q. Diameter: 1.9 cm
c. 6th century AD - Europe

Dark Age gold ring with garnet inlays

c. 6th century AD

Ring size: Q. Diameter: 1.9 cm

The flat shank widening slightly towards the bezel. The shoulders with circular cloisonné garnets, the cells ringed with fine twisted wire, two triangular clusters composed of six granules below and small clusters above. The bezel raised on six columns each composed of a pile of three granules, framed top and bottom by circles of twisted wire, set with a cabochon garnet.

A similar example with a single garnet and niello decoration in place of the goldwork can be seen in C. Entwistle and N. Adams (eds), ‘Intelligible Beauty: Recent research on Byzantine Jewellery', British Museum Research Publication 178, London, 2010, p. 15, pl.6.

Provenance: Private collection Germany, acquired c. 1980

Kavelgegevens
Cultuur
Vroeg-middeleeuws
Materiaal
Gold and Garnet
Object
Ring
Eeuw / Periode
c. 6th century AD
Oorsprong
Europa
Staat
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