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Four Chains on Suspension Device

mid 6th century

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Four-strand double-link chain with no intermediate elements; has a four-pronged suspension device, each prong terminating in a knob; large separately-made ring through top loop. Chains terminate in plain hook, the wire twisted around attachment to chain three to four times. Two of the petals are badly bent and one chain lacks its lower third and the suspension hook (detached fragment belongs).

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.