Bracteate Pendant


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

Pendants such as these with stamped designs were the most popular kind of jewelry from the 600s through the 900s. Often made from gold, they usually show animals or a mythological scene in the center of an elaborate border. A stylized human head and three open-jawed animal heads are represented here.

Bracteate Pendant, Copper alloy, gilt, Vendel

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