Byzantine Jeweled Bracelet

Illustration

Patrick Tinkham
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 13 March 2018

Dating to 500-700 CE, this gold bracelet is elaborately decorated with silver, pearls, amethyst, sapphire, glass and quartz. The interior features opus interrasile patterns. Overall, it measures 3.8 x 8.2 cm; the strap measures 2.3 x 19.5 cm; and the bezel measures 3.4 cm in diameter. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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