Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2018

From Etruria, 525 - 500 BC: Small necklace consisting on each side of ten spherical gold beads; five spheres with filigree rosettes and granulated ball terminals, alternating with five wired spike pendants. Hanging from the center is a Punic glass pendant in the shape of a ram's head in white and yellow paste with blue eyes and nostrils. The central pendant is suspended by a gold attachment. 11 7/16 × 1 × 1 in. The Getty Museum



Pair of earrings. Korea, Silla kingdom, second quarter of 6th century, excavated from Bomun-dong Hapjangbun Tomb, gold, (L) 3 3/8 in. / 8.6 cm long, (R) 3 3/8 in. / 8.75 cm long, National Treasure 90 (National Museum of Korea)


From the National Museum of Uzbek History: Greco-Bactrian Gold and carnelian necklace. 200 - 100 BC. Found in the Dalverzin Tepe in northern Bactria / southern Uzbekistan. Nearby is the Fayaz Tepe, a Buddhist monastery, which was known to Alexander the Great, when he conquered the region in 329 BC. Both great mounds are near the city of Termez, an important hub on the Silk Road for 2500 years, where Buddhist monks discussed philosophy with Mongol invaders


Gilded Silver & Copper Buckle inset with Carved Coral Cabochons. Ottoman Turkey or Balkans. 18th-19th century. length: 20cm, width of buckle (without dangles), 7cm, weight: 216g.


Original raven, which rests on a reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo shield. The British Museum uses the original gold, garnet, copper alloy and iron fittings, as well as modern replica fittings on a modern lime wood shield board. Early 7th Century.

King Rædwald of East Anglia (now Suffolk and Norfolk Counties, UK) died with his ship in 624 AD. The Vikings destroyed many documents in monasteries during their invasions of the 9th Century, but the man in the ship found buried at Sutton Hoo is believed to be Rædwald. He played an important role in establishing Christianity in England. The heroic poem Beowulf, written in Old English, describes a similar ship








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