Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bracelet (one of a pair)

ca. 400
Made in probably Rome
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 7/8 in. (7 x 5.9 x 4.8 cm) strap: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) weight: 5.7oz. (162g)
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, London and New York (until 1917)
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.

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., 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. 7.7, 7.9.

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. 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.

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