Byzantine Gold Bangle with Crosses and Garnets

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

An exquisite penannular Byzantine bangle, decorated in its centre with a vertical frieze of plated gold and granulation, forming triangular shapes and flanked with granulated Greek crosses. Both of its terminals are enriched with beautiful deep-red garnet insets.

With Christian religion becoming the primary religion across the Byzantine Empire, Christian iconography became an extremely popular decorative motif displayed on many smaller decorative items and wares. Crosses were the first Christian imaginary to appear on earrings, rings and necklaces, while depiction of saints, angels and the Virgin appeared around the 6th century AD.

Date: Circa 6th century AD

Provenance: From the property of a London gentleman; formerly in an important collection of Christian art, acquired after 1970.

Object Condition

Condition: Very fine condition, few encrustations on the central section and a small depression on the gold of the bracelet.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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