Pyramidal Strap Mount by Unknown Artist

4 sided pyramidal form with beaded filigree disguising the joins.

Details

Medium:
Gold, garnet, copper alloy matrix
Dimensions:
2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £18,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Each side decorated with matching design of 5 garnets. Each corner contains a teardrop garnet. The stones are of exceptional quality.

Provenance

Found by metal detector at Danethorpe Hill Farm by M G Ellis 30 Sept 1999. Declared Treasure.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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