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Byzantine Gold, Enamel, and Precious Stones

As the most precious of metals, gold was prized for its radiant color. The luster of gold was augmented by the addition of jewels and semiprecious stones. Goldsmiths achieved similar effects by the use of filigree and cloisonné enamel, techniques by which they fused colored glass to gold grounds.

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Enkolpion with Enthroned Virgin, Nativity, Adoration and Baptism

Early Byzantine
Last quarter 6th century (ca. 583?)
gold
BZ.1955.10.1

Pendant Cross with Birds and Zoe-Phos

Early Byzantine
Late 6th Century
filigree enamel on gold
BZ.1958.40

Reliquary of St. Zacharias

Early Byzantine
6th Century
gold and gems
BZ.1957.53

Fragmentary Bracelet with Medallion of Emperor in a Chariot

Early Byzantine
6th century
gold
BZ.1950.37

Fragmentary Medallion of Emperor in a Chariot

Early Byzantine
6th century
gold
BZ.1950.38

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