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American - Bangle Bracelet - Walters 572142

American - Bangle Bracelet - Walters 572142

Over the crossed flags is superimposed a green enameled wreath which bears a sculpted gold pelican wounding her breast so that her young may feed on her blood. A symbol of Christian charity, the "pelican in her... More

American - Eagle Stick Pin - Walters 571109 - Profile

American - Eagle Stick Pin - Walters 571109 - Profile

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

American - Necklace with Turquoise - Walters 57992 - Detail

American - Necklace with Turquoise - Walters 57992 - Detail

This appealing silver and turquoise Pueblo necklace is of a style popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The necklace consists of turquoise and silver beads with silver cross pendants. Christian... More

American - Necklace with Turquoise - Walters 57992

American - Necklace with Turquoise - Walters 57992

This appealing silver and turquoise Pueblo necklace is of a style popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The necklace consists of turquoise and silver beads with silver cross pendants. Christian... More

American - Stick Pin with Grapes - Walters 571984

American - Stick Pin with Grapes - Walters 571984

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

Anatolian - Griffin Fibula - Walters 542232

Anatolian - Griffin Fibula - Walters 542232

The human hand on the foreleg of the griffin would have held the pin of this brooch.

Anglo-Saxon - Square-Headed Fibula - Walters 542508

Anglo-Saxon - Square-Headed Fibula - Walters 542508

From surviving depictions, we know that these "fibulae" or brooches were worn by men on their shoulders with the square part facing upwards. Depending on the style of the garment or mantle, one or two of these ... More

Austrian - Gothic-Style Bracelet - Walters 571999

Austrian - Gothic-Style Bracelet - Walters 571999

This extravagant bracelet consists of five arched segments and three foliate segments. Judging from indentiations in the original leather case, this piece was originally a diadem with two additional foliate ele... More

Byzantine - Belt Buckle - Walters 542332

Byzantine - Belt Buckle - Walters 542332

On this bronze buckle, one of many made for less wealthy patrons, the portrait of a beardless Christ was thought to protect the wearer from harm. Belt buckles were in use in the Byzantine Empire by the 5th cent... More

Byzantine - Belt Buckle - Walters 57545

Byzantine - Belt Buckle - Walters 57545

Gold belt buckles were usually personallized with the owner's name, like the small monogram of Theodore seen on this luxurious example. Belt buckles were in use in the Byzantine Empire by the 5th century, when ... More

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustina - Walters 57527 - Back

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustin...

Imperial medallions, such as this one of Constantius II (reigned 350-361), were often mounted by their recipients to boast of their highly favored status in society. This stunning example, minted in Nicomedia (... More

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustina - Walters 57527 - Side A

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustin...

Imperial medallions, such as this one of Constantius II (reigned 350-361), were often mounted by their recipients to boast of their highly favored status in society. This stunning example, minted in Nicomedia (... More

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustina - Walters 57527

Byzantine - Belt Section with Medallions of Constantius II and Faustin...

Imperial medallions, such as this one of Constantius II (reigned 350-361), were often mounted by their recipients to boast of their highly favored status in society. This stunning example, minted in Nicomedia (... More

Byzantine - Bracelet - Walters 571844

Byzantine - Bracelet - Walters 571844

This bracelet is made of tubular gold, with a simulated fastener of five ribs embossed on one side. It was bought ca. 1920 in Athens together with two others, now in Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, inv. 951.166.... More

Byzantine - Bracelet with a Lion, a Sphinx, and a Syren - Walters 57710

Byzantine - Bracelet with a Lion, a Sphinx, and a Syren - Walters 5771...

Anonymous (Byzantine). 'Bracelet with a Lion, a Sphinx, and a Syren,' 12th century. repouss� silver. Walters Art Museum (57.710): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Byzantine - Diadem - Walters 57549

Byzantine - Diadem - Walters 57549

Byzantine craftsmen revived the Hellenistic tradition of incorporating multicolored gemstones in jewelry, which was not common during the Roman imperial period. The ten sections of this openwork diadem were eac... More

Byzantine - Dress Ornament - Walters 57547

Byzantine - Dress Ornament - Walters 57547

This intricate gold ornament was designed to be sewn to a woman's dress or headcover. The eagle with spread wings is a recurring Byzantine image, while the peacocks at the top represent eternal life.

Byzantine - Earring - Walters 571729

Byzantine - Earring - Walters 571729

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; b... More

Byzantine - Earring with a Bust of the Virgin - Walters 44300

Byzantine - Earring with a Bust of the Virgin - Walters 44300

Anonymous (Byzantine). 'Earring with Christ Pantokrator,' 10th century. cloisonn� enamel on gold. Walters Art Museum (44.301): Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926.

Byzantine - Head Ornament - Walters 57546

Byzantine - Head Ornament - Walters 57546

This luxurious piece of jewelry may have been a hair ornament, or one of two pendants that hung from a noblewoman's crown or headdress. The small bust of a woman with a turreted crown is identified by the Gree... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring - Walters 571715 - Top

Byzantine - Marriage Ring - Walters 571715 - Top

The hoop and circular bezel of this gold ring are edged with beads. The motif of the clasped hands, signifying love, betrothal, and marriage, was first introduced in the Roman period and remained a popular symb... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walters 4515 - Back

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walter...

This rare, octagonal ring is decorated with eight scenes from the life of Christ, with the Ascension seen on the flat surface of the bezel (top). Protective powers were attributed to scenes of the life of Chris... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walters 4515 - Detail

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walter...

This rare, octagonal ring is decorated with eight scenes from the life of Christ, with the Ascension seen on the flat surface of the bezel (top). Protective powers were attributed to scenes of the life of Chris... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walters 4515 - Left

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walter...

This rare, octagonal ring is decorated with eight scenes from the life of Christ, with the Ascension seen on the flat surface of the bezel (top). Protective powers were attributed to scenes of the life of Chris... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walters 4515 - Right

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walter...

This rare, octagonal ring is decorated with eight scenes from the life of Christ, with the Ascension seen on the flat surface of the bezel (top). Protective powers were attributed to scenes of the life of Chris... More

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walters 4515

Byzantine - Marriage Ring with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Walter...

This rare, octagonal ring is decorated with eight scenes from the life of Christ, with the Ascension seen on the flat surface of the bezel (top). Protective powers were attributed to scenes of the life of Chris... More

Byzantine - Menorah Pin - Walters 542946

Byzantine - Menorah Pin - Walters 542946

This long, straight pin may have been used by a Jewish woman to fasten her clothing, or to ornament her hair. In earlier periods, in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, pins like these were used to fasten cloa... More

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571727 - Detail A

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571727 - Detail A

Made for a middle-class woman, this necklace is composed of simple, toy-like ducks that appear to be solid gold, yet are actually stamped out of thin foil. This creates the false impression of a very costly ne... More

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571727

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571727

Made for a middle-class woman, this necklace is composed of simple, toy-like ducks that appear to be solid gold, yet are actually stamped out of thin foil. This creates the false impression of a very costly ne... More

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571817

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 571817

Wealthy women in the Byzantine Empire favored elaborate necklaces such as these. Pearls and emeralds (from Egypt) were most highly prized, although amethysts evoked the imperial use of the color purple.

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 57544 - View A

Byzantine - Necklace - Walters 57544 - View A

Wealthy women in the Byzantine Empire favored elaborate necklaces such as these. Pearls and emeralds (from Egypt) were most highly prized, although amethysts evoked the imperial use of the color purple.

Byzantine - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57560, 57561 - Front Back

Byzantine - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57560, 57561 - Front Back

These dramatic, colorful earrings were most likely made in Constantinople, perhaps as an imperial gift to a Visigothic ruler of medieval Spain, where the earrings were found. The Visigoths, a migratory group t... More

Byzantine - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57560, 57561

Byzantine - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57560, 57561

These dramatic, colorful earrings were most likely made in Constantinople, perhaps as an imperial gift to a Visigothic ruler of medieval Spain, where the earrings were found. The Visigoths, a migratory group t... More

Byzantine - Pectoral Cross with the Virgin and Child, Saints Peter, John, and George - Walters 542367

Byzantine - Pectoral Cross with the Virgin and Child, Saints Peter, Jo...

This bronze "enkolpion" (pectoral cross) depicts the standing Virgin and Child flanked by busts of the apostles Peter and John. An accompanying inscription identifies the Virgin as the Panagia ("All-Holy One").... More

Byzantine - Pendant Seal with Virgin and Supplicant - Walters 571008

Byzantine - Pendant Seal with Virgin and Supplicant - Walters 571008

The small, shell-shaped seal depicts the standing Virgin, whose hand is extended over a kneeling supplicant. The person's name is revealed by the accompanying inscription.

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 571604 - Group

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 571604 - Group

Unlike seal and marriage rings, which had functional and social significance, small rings of this type were purely ornamental.

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 571642 - Group

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 571642 - Group

Unlike seal and marriage rings, which had functional and social significance, small rings of this type were purely ornamental.

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 57542 - Profile

Byzantine - Ring - Walters 57542 - Profile

The blue nicolo itaglio has a delicate figure of Nike (Victory) standing on an orb and holding a wreath in her outstretched hand. The circular bezel is almost completely separated from the hoop and is held up b... More

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Left

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Left

The hoop of this large signet ring is decorated with scrollwork. The sides of the octagonal bezel, which is framed by two lions at the shoulders, are inscribed in Greek with a quotation from Psalm 26: "Lord, my... More

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Right

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Right

The hoop of this large signet ring is decorated with scrollwork. The sides of the octagonal bezel, which is framed by two lions at the shoulders, are inscribed in Greek with a quotation from Psalm 26: "Lord, my... More

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Top

Byzantine - Ring with an Intaglio of Pan - Walters 571580 - Top

The hoop of this large signet ring is decorated with scrollwork. The sides of the octagonal bezel, which is framed by two lions at the shoulders, are inscribed in Greek with a quotation from Psalm 26: "Lord, my... More

Byzantine - Seal Ring - Walters 571053 - Profile

Byzantine - Seal Ring - Walters 571053 - Profile

This gold seal ring has four lines of Greek inscription in reverse on the oval bezel. The monograms and decorative vine scrolls on the shoulder are done in niello. The mandators (literally "messengers") were By... More

Byzantine - Signet Ring - Walters 572104 - View A

Byzantine - Signet Ring - Walters 572104 - View A

More than simply jewelry, signet rings were essential in the Early Byzantine period for sealing personal documents and validating wills and testaments. By the 6th century, most rings had a personal monogram, su... More

Byzantine - Signet Ring - Walters 572104 - View B

Byzantine - Signet Ring - Walters 572104 - View B

More than simply jewelry, signet rings were essential in the Early Byzantine period for sealing personal documents and validating wills and testaments. By the 6th century, most rings had a personal monogram, su... More

Celtic - Ring Brooch - Walters 542342 - Detail

Celtic - Ring Brooch - Walters 542342 - Detail

This pin has decorative interlace panels and tri-lobed knots cast on its annular (circular) ring. Tri-lobed knots are often found in Irish illuminated manuscripts of the period where they are a symbol of the Tr... More

Celtic - Ring Brooch - Walters 542342

Celtic - Ring Brooch - Walters 542342

This pin has decorative interlace panels and tri-lobed knots cast on its annular (circular) ring. Tri-lobed knots are often found in Irish illuminated manuscripts of the period where they are a symbol of the Tr... More

Chinese - Belt Ornament in the Form of a Tiger - Walters 542398

Chinese - Belt Ornament in the Form of a Tiger - Walters 542398

Anonymous (Chinese). 'Belt Ornament in the Form of a Tiger,' 4th-2nd century BC. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.2398): Museum purchase, 1954.

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Back

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Back

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Detail A

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Detail A

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Left

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Left

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Right

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Right

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Three Quarter Left

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863 - Three Quar...

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863

Qing Dynasty Chinese - Ceremonial Headdress - Walters 863

This headdress was likely once worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the sym... More

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 861

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 861

This pair of ornaments (with Walters 86.14) and headdress (Walters 86.3) were likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite... More

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 8614 - Back

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 8614 - Back

This pair of ornaments (with Walters 86.1) and headdress (Walters 86.3) were likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite ... More

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 8614

Chinese - Hair Ornament - Walters 8614

This pair of ornaments (with Walters 86.1) and headdress (Walters 86.3) were likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite ... More

Circle of the Limbourg Brothers - Medallion with the Emperor Augustus's Vision of the Virgin and Child - Walters 44462 - Back

Circle of the Limbourg Brothers - Medallion with the Emperor Augustus'...

According to legend, the Roman emperor Augustus asked a prophetess if there was anyone greater than himself. It was the day of Christ's birth, and the answer came to the emperor in a vision: a golden circle ar... More

Circle of the Limbourg Brothers - Medallion with the Emperor Augustus's Vision of the Virgin and Child - Walters 44462

Circle of the Limbourg Brothers - Medallion with the Emperor Augustus'...

According to legend, the Roman emperor Augustus asked a prophetess if there was anyone greater than himself. It was the day of Christ's birth, and the answer came to the emperor in a vision: a golden circle ar... More

Colombian - Nose Ring with Oval Disc - Walters 57361

Colombian - Nose Ring with Oval Disc - Walters 57361

Gold nose rings were among the artifacts brought back to Spain by Columbus. They were a popular form of body ornament and sign of rank for both men and women in ancient Central America.

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571987 - Back

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571987 - Back

This private, devotional brooch is shaped like an "A" and inscribed with the abbreviated prayer of AGLA: Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai ("Thou art mighty forever, O Lord").

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571987 - View A

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571987 - View A

This private, devotional brooch is shaped like an "A" and inscribed with the abbreviated prayer of AGLA: Atha Gebri Leilan Adonai ("Thou art mighty forever, O Lord").

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571988 - View A

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571988 - View A

Small praying hands serve as a delicate symbol of the faith represented by this brooch. One end is set with a sapphire, while the sides bear the inscription "Ave Maria " (Hail Mary).

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571988 - View B

English - Amuletic Brooch - Walters 571988 - View B

Small praying hands serve as a delicate symbol of the faith represented by this brooch. One end is set with a sapphire, while the sides bear the inscription "Ave Maria " (Hail Mary).

English - Bishop's Ring - Walters 57481 - View A

English - Bishop's Ring - Walters 57481 - View A

This elaborate bishop's ring has the typical combination of a gold setting with a single, large stone, in this case malachite. The gold is decorated with openwork eagles, animal heads, and floral elements. The ... More

English - Bracelet - Walters 572189 - Open

English - Bracelet - Walters 572189 - Open

This intricate bracelet consists of eleven rectangular segments connected to each other by small hinges. Eight segments feature openwork floral patterns embellished with diamonds, while three are decorated in g... More

English - Bracelet - Walters 572189 - Three Quarter

English - Bracelet - Walters 572189 - Three Quarter

This intricate bracelet consists of eleven rectangular segments connected to each other by small hinges. Eight segments feature openwork floral patterns embellished with diamonds, while three are decorated in g... More

English - Coral Bracelet - Walters 571887

English - Coral Bracelet - Walters 571887

These heads of Bacchus, the Roman wine god, and two female followers, known as bacchantes, are carved from highly prized red coral.

English - Finger Ring - Walters 571785 - Top

English - Finger Ring - Walters 571785 - Top

The octagonal bezel is set with a floral spray on foiled blue enamel ground set with diamonds.

English - Hat Badge with the Fall of Man - Walters 44266

English - Hat Badge with the Fall of Man - Walters 44266

The exterior rim is later; the rubies may also be a later addition.

English - Horse-Head Stick Pin - Walters 571122 - Profile

English - Horse-Head Stick Pin - Walters 571122 - Profile

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

English - Memorial Ring - Walters 44528 - Three Quarter

English - Memorial Ring - Walters 44528 - Three Quarter

This ring commemorates two siblings who are named in the gold inscriptions on white enamel. The color of the enamel, associated with purity, indicates that they were unmarried. The ring is comprised of two halv... More

English - One of a Pair of Pearl Bracelets with Hair Inlays - Walters 572196

English - One of a Pair of Pearl Bracelets with Hair Inlays - Walters ...

In this elegant bracelet, a pair with Walters 57.2197, hair has been worked into an intricate design and mounted as the central element, like a precious stone.

English - Ring - Walters 571778 - Three Quarter

English - Ring - Walters 571778 - Three Quarter

Square reeded bezel set with three square-cut diamonds.

English - Ring - Walters 571799 - Three Quarter

English - Ring - Walters 571799 - Three Quarter

Anonymous (English). 'Ring,' mid 18th century. gold, silver, diamonds. Walters Art Museum (57.1799): Gift of Laura F. Delano, 1947.

English - Ring with a Portrait of a Woman Under Glass Bezel - Walters 571779 - Three Quarter

English - Ring with a Portrait of a Woman Under Glass Bezel - Walters ...

This gold ring has a raised hexagonal fluted bezel with a miniature portrait of a lady in 16th-century costume under faceted crystal. A convex hoop has a winged terminal figure at the shoulders, and is enameled... More

English - Ring with Floral Motif - Walters 571776 - Top (2)

English - Ring with Floral Motif - Walters 571776 - Top (2)

In the late 18th century and into the 19th century, marquise rings set with diamonds on dark blue or red enamel backgrounds became fashionable in Europe. The oval (marquise bezel), like this ring, and the rect... More

English - Ring with Floral Motif - Walters 571776 - Top

English - Ring with Floral Motif - Walters 571776 - Top

In the late 18th century and into the 19th century, marquise rings set with diamonds on dark blue or red enamel backgrounds became fashionable in Europe. The oval (marquise bezel), like this ring, and the rect... More

English - Silver Ring Brooch - Walters 571990

English - Silver Ring Brooch - Walters 571990

Found at Clitheroe, Lancashire in a drain in the 19th century, this ring brooch is inscribed IESUS with the ground cross-hatched between the letters, with a shaped tongue.

English - Stick Pin with Hound's Head - Walters 572173 - Profile

English - Stick Pin with Hound's Head - Walters 572173 - Profile

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

English - Stick Pin with Hound's Head - Walters 572180 - Profile

English - Stick Pin with Hound's Head - Walters 572180 - Profile

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

English - Stick Pin with Mouse on a Spoon - Walters 572184

English - Stick Pin with Mouse on a Spoon - Walters 572184

During the early 19th century, stickpins were a popular accessory worn by men as a tie or cravat pin. They came in a variety of precious materials and motifs. So as not to appear feminine, they frequently repre... More

English - Stirrup-Type Ring - Walters 571986

English - Stirrup-Type Ring - Walters 571986

This elegant gold stirrup-shaped ring, set with a small sapphire, was found near Botesdale, Suffolk.

English - Thumb Ring - Walters 571989

English - Thumb Ring - Walters 571989

The ring's large size and lack of central ornamentation suggest that it was worn on the thumb. Each of the eight raised facets bears a letter of the inscription, IHESUS N (Jesus of Nazareth).

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225417

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225417

Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small c... More

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225424

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225424

Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small c... More

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225435

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225435

Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small c... More

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225453

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225453

Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small c... More

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225454

Ethiopian - Pendant Cross - Walters 57225454

Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small c... More

Etruscan - "Baule" Earring - Walters 57412

Etruscan - "Baule" Earring - Walters 57412

This earring is decorated with filigree.

Etruscan - "Baule" Shaped Earring with Human and Bull Heads - Walters 57411

Etruscan - "Baule" Shaped Earring with Human and Bull Heads - Walters ...

This earring is decorated with repoussé and filigree.

Etruscan - Beads - Walters 57405
Etruscan - Bracelet with Open Rows of Looped Wire - Walters 57395

Etruscan - Bracelet with Open Rows of Looped Wire - Walters 57395

Composed of strips of openwork filigree; two smooth wires edged with twisted wires alternate with a waved smooth wire. At the ends of the bracelet are strips composed of a waved smooth wire between twisted wire... More

Etruscan - Braided Chain Necklace with Animal-Head Terminals - Walters 57458

Etruscan - Braided Chain Necklace with Animal-Head Terminals - Walters...

Anonymous (Etruscan). 'Braided Chain Necklace with Animal-Head Terminals,' 7th century BC. gold. Walters Art Museum (57.458): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Etruscan - Breast Ornament (?) - Walters 57707 - Detail

Etruscan - Breast Ornament (?) - Walters 57707 - Detail

The 7th and early 6th centuries BC are known as the Orientalizing period because of the many eastern, or "Oriental," elements in the art. In this prosperous era of international trade, Etruscan artists manufact... More

Etruscan - Bulla with Daedalus and Icarus - Walters 57371 - Side A

Etruscan - Bulla with Daedalus and Icarus - Walters 57371 - Side A

A "bulla" is a hollow pendant, that could hold perfume or a charm. Found inside this one was "labdanum", a substance used in perfume. Depicted are the mythical craftsman Daedalus and his son, Icarus (on the b... More

Etruscan - Circular Pendant on a Chain - Walters 57410

Etruscan - Circular Pendant on a Chain - Walters 57410

This pendant has diamond-shaped filigree ornamentation.

Etruscan - Etruscan Necklace with Relief Pendants - Walters 571676

Etruscan - Etruscan Necklace with Relief Pendants - Walters 571676

Etruscan necklaces often combined a great variety of beads and pendants made from different materials. This arrangement of 202 zinc-copper alloy beads, 23 glass beads, and 23 gold pendants is a reconstruction o... More

Etruscan - Fibula - Walters 54138

Etruscan - Fibula - Walters 54138

The arched, "leech" shape of this pin, with one end beaten into an enlongated clasp ending in a knob, is typically Italic.

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