Anglo-Saxon / Two Pendants / early 600sAnglo-Saxon
Two Pendants
early 600s

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Creator Nationality: European; Anglo-Saxon
Creator Name-CRT: Anglo-Saxon
Title: Two Pendants
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 633
Creation Date: early 600s
Creation Place: Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Gold, cells inset with garnets
Dimensions: Pendant 1: Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Pendant 2: Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Description: Anglo-Saxon artists were master gold- and silversmiths. Tribal leaders commissioned splendid objects for their own use and bestowed elaborately adorned jewelry and weapons on friends and followers. These three pieces, all of which demonstrate the delicacy of Anglo-Saxon jewelry making, come from the region of Kent, in southeastern England, which was a great center of jewelry production.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1987.90.2-3
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1987
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1987.90.2-3
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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