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Earring: M.2-1919

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gold. The ring is oval shaped, formed by a piece of thick circular gold wire, the two ends of which do not quite meet. At one end there is an open-work interlace pattern surrounding it.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Width: 3.6 cm
Width: 1 1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-12-02) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

5th/6th Century AD
Gothic
Circa 450 - 600

Note

A common type found in the Ukraine, Hungary, Italy and France. It would orginally have been set with precious stones.

School or Style

Gothic

Materials used in production

Gold

Techniques used in production

Wiredrawing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1919
Primary reference Number: 118997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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