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  • Temple Pendant with Two Birds Flanking the Tree of Life, ca. 1000–1200
    Kievan Rus'; Made in Kiev, found in 1842 in or near the Desiatynna (Dormition) Church, Kiev
    Cloisonné enamel on gold; 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 5.4 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.679)

    This circular object known as a temple pendant attests to the wealth and sophistication of medieval Kievan patrons. Fine cloisonné enamelwork adorned each of a pair suspended beside the face as part of the elaborate headdress of a Rus' woman.

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  • Temple Pendant with Two Birds Flanking the Tree of Life, ca. 1000–1200
    Kievan Rus'; Made in Kiev, found in 1842 in or near the Desiatynna (Dormition) Church, Kiev
    Cloisonné enamel on gold; 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 5.4 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.679)

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