Grave-furniture (Ornaments of Keszthely type) by Unknown Artist

Ornaments of Keszthely type (west end of Lake Balaton in Hungary), the site of a cemetery producing a lot of grave furniture, probably belonging to the Avars.

Details

Medium:
Gold / silver / bronze
Acquired in:
1933
Presented by:
H Koetser & Sons through The Art Fund

Includes basket earrings in gold and silver, openwork filigree, long bronze pins and two patterns of penanular bronze bracelets.

Provenance

Memory Mr T F Althaus

Venue details

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

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