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Earrings with inlaid cross-shaped pendants

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From gold rings hang two chains, a Greek cross, a small pearl was attached; only one remains. From end of each arm and bottom of each cross, looped and coiled wire hangs, ending in a small pearl. Crosses were inlaid with green glass paste, mostly missing.


By 1981: with Frieda Tchakos; 1981: purchased by John J. Herrmann, Jr. from Frieda Tchakos; 1985: loaned to MFA by John J. Herrmann, Jr.; year-end gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 4, 1991; accessioned by MFA January 22, 1992

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Gift of John J. Herrmann, Jr.

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Gold, glass paste and pearls


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs