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Gold Necklace with Pendants

Date: ca. 7th century
Culture: Byzantine
Medium: Pendants: gold - sheet; scribed, engraved, chased, punched; wire - beaded; granulation. Tubes: gold - sheet; wire - beaded. Chain: gold - strip (half round).
Dimensions: Overall: 21 5/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in. (55 x 4.9 x 0.9 cm) chain: 21 5/8 in. (55 cm) hexagonal shaped beads: 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. (3.6 x 0.9 cm) medallions: 1 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (4.9 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm) petal shaped pendants: 1 7/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (4.7 x 2.6 x 0.7 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1656

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