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Gold Necklace with Cross

Date:
6th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 57 1/16 x 2 5/8 x 9/16 in. (145 x 6.6 x 1.4 cm) Wt: 177g chain: 1 11/16 x 57 1/16 in. (4.3 x 145 cm) pendant cross: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in. (7 x 4.8 x 0.5 cm) circular pendant: 15/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/16 in. (2.4 x 4.6 x 0.2 cm) pendant: 1 1/8 x 9/16 x 1/16 in. (2.9 x 1.5 x 0.2 cm) pendant: 1 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 1/16 in. (3 x 14 x 0.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.150
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
This elegantly worked necklace was made by piercing the design into sheets of gold, a popular Byzantine technique called opus interrasile.
Cyprus Treasure, found at Karavas, Cyprus, 1902; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Dalton, O. M. Byzantine Art and Archeology. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911. pp. 534-549, fig. 317.

Stylianou, A. and J. Hoi thesauroi tes Lampouses. Vasilia, Lapethos, Cyprus, 1969. pp. 49-64, fig. 41.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. "Gold." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 31, no. 2 (1972–1973). p. 78.

Humphrey, Lyle. "Collecting Christianity on the Nile: J. Pierpont Morgan and The Metropolitan Museum of Art." In Age of Transition: Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World, edited by Helen C. Evans. New York: Yale University Press, 2015. pp. 3-4, fig. 3.



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