Detail from the cover: Christ in majesty „Reliquary of the True Cross” or Staurothek Constantinople Byzantine, c. 960 CE gold, gems, cloisonné enamel polychrome h: 48 cm from Limburg a.d. Lahn; Diözesanmuseum or Dom-Museum, Domschatz
Gold Necklace with Pearls and Stones of Emerald Plasma Date: 6th–7th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold, pearls, emerald plasma Dimensions: Overall: 16 3/4 x 13/16 x 7/16 in. (42.5 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm) Wt: 64g Classification: Metalwork Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.153
6th century, Byzantine Earring. Gold, Amethyst and enamel. Annular earring with three pendants of plaited chains to each of which is attached a croix patee of hollow gold, the front ornamented with repousse featherings and a central cell holding green vitreous paste; below each cross is suspended an amethyst drop. One cross and one amethyst may be restorations. This unusually fine example has woven "loop-in-loop" chains linked to small gold crosses.
Necklace clasp; gold; composed of an open-work (opus interrasile) disc of gold sheet, decorated with a chased symmetrical foliate design; at opposite sides a fastening ring and long hook, whose joint to the central disc is partially masked by three gold granules. Early Byzantine - 6thC-7thC. Gold