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Description This bracelet, consisting of two tubular pieces of sheet metal, was first photographed ca. 1912 with a number of other objects (the present Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. 47.100.33 and Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Antikensammlung, Inv. 30099 among them) that probably come from a single wealthy woman's burial and are datable ca. 250-350 AD. This implies a 4th-century date for the piece. However, its clasp, composed of a small hinged section secured by a pin, is unusual for this period.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance [Found near Tartus, Syria]. Purchased by Fahim Kouchakji, Aleppo and New York, prior to 1912; purchased by Saidie A. May, Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1945.
Credit Gift of Mrs. Saidie A. May in memory of C. Morgan Marshall, 1945

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ca. AD 300 (Late Antique)
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H: 5/8 x Diam: 2 7/8 in. (1.7 x 7.3 cm)
  • Syria, Tartus (Place of Discovery)


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