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Double-Link Chain on Suspension Device


Byzantine
mid 6th century
55.5 cm (21 7/8 in.)
silver
BZ.1965.1.17.c-1

Not on view


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C-1, general view
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C-1: full view


Description
Four-strand double-link chain with no intermediate elements; has a four-pronged suspension device with engraved detail on central rib and edges of each prong, the latter terminating in a knob; large separately-made ring through top loop. All chains terminate in plain hook, the wire twisted around attachment to chain three to four times.


Acquisition History
Originally found near the village of Kumluca, Turkey.

Purchased from George Zacos (dealer) by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Switzerland, 1965.

Given by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.