Bracelet (one of a pair), Gold, Byzantine

Bracelet (one of a pair)

ca. 400
Made in probably Rome
Overall: 2 11/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 13/16 in. (6.8 x 5.9 x 4.6 cm)
strap: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm)
weight: 5.7oz. (163g)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
The medallions and hoops of these handsome bracelets were worked by tracing the design onto a gold sheet and then punching holes in the background to reveal the pattern of small doves.
Found near Assiut.; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Byzantium, 330-1453," October 25, 2008–March 22, 2009.

Dennison, Walter. A Gold Treasure of the Late Roman Period from Egypt. Studies in East Christian and Roman Art, Vol. 2. London and New York: University of Michigan Studies-Humanistic Series, 1918. no. 26, 27, pp. 155–57, fig. XLVIII.

Dennison, Walter. A Gold Treasure of The Late Roman Period. University of Michigan studies: Humanistic series, Vol. 12, part 2. New York, London: The Macmillan Company, 1918. pp.155-156, fig. 26, 27.

Grabar, André, and Vanoest. "Les Bracelets de Lux Romains et Byzantins du II au VI Siècle. Étude de la Forme et de la Structure." Cahiers Archéologiques 21 (1971). pp. 1-23, fig. 29.

Brown, Katharine R. Byzantine Studies Conference Abstracts of Papers. Madison, Wisconsin: Byzantine Studies Conference, 1982. pp. 48–57.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 65, 341, fig. 7.8.

Stone, Elizabeth Rosen. "An Early Image of Maitreya as a Brahman Ascetic?." Metropolitan Museum Journal 42 (2007). pp. 68-9, fig. 23.

Cormack, Robin, and Maria Vassilaki, ed. Byzantium 330–1453. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2008. no. 140, p. 414, ill. pp. 180-81.

Yeroulanou, Aimilia. "Common Elements in 'Treasures' of the Early Christian Period.." In Byzanz – das Römerreich im Mittelalter: Volume 1, Welt der Ideen, Welt der Dinge, edited by Falko Daim, and Jörg Drauschke. Mainz: Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, 2010. pp. 343-344, fig. 10.