Art byzantin, Ve - VIIe siècle
Or et grenat taille cabochon
Diam. interne 3,8 cm ; 23,6 g
Ancienne collection privée, acquis dans les années 1970-1980
Puis par descendance, collection privée, 1998
An important Byzantine gold ring set with a large cabochon garnet.
The massive hoop rounded within and pointed without is flanked with two crosses.
On top, the large oval gold box is set with a beautiful vivid red garnet and also flanked with two flatten beaded cross motifs. These elements enhancing the religious aspect of the ring is typical of the byzantine elite jewlery.
Ca. 5th - 7th century A.D.