Mount by Unknown Artist

This gold mount is filigree-decorated within a beaded wire border.

Details

Medium:
Gold & garnet
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Pendants set with garnets and wire decoration were popular in the 7th century AD. Comparison with other saxon jewellery indicates that this came from a woman’s necklace pendant, and was probably the centre of a larger pendant. Chelmsford only has a small collection of Saxon artefacts and therefore this beautiful work is a welcome addition and will be used to interpret the so called Dark Ages.

Provenance

Discovered in mid Essex by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2007.

Venue details

Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, CHELMSFORD Essex CM2 9AQ 01245 605 700 www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free to all

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Fri, 10am – 5pm (school holidays only)
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Sun, 1pm – 4pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, Fri during school term

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