Jeweled Bracelet Date: 6th–7th century Geography: Made in probably Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold, silver, pearl, amethyst, sapphire, glass, quartz, emerald plasma Dimensions: Overall: 1 7/16 x 3 1/4 in. (3.7 x 8.2 cm) strap: 15/16 x 7 7/8 in. (2.4 x 20 cm) bezel: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.1670
1350: Pomander shaped as an apple, of silver, silver gilt, and niello. The sections of the body of the pomander are held in place by a pin with a screw section at the top, the whole attached to an octagonal gadrooned head to which is hinged a quatrefoil handle. Inscriptions run around the edge of each section relating to the Judgement of Paris, the interior and exterior decoration of scrolling foliage and geometric patterns.
Decorated gold ring with wolf's tooth set in a heart-shaped bezel, made between 1200-1300 in France or England, inscription added around 1375-1425. Inside the hoop are two engravings: a magic formula and a biblical phrase. The charm: ‘BURO+BERTO+BERNETO’ is to protect against toothache; the biblical phrase 'CONSUMMATUM+EST' are the last words Christ spoke on the Cross, and were used as a charm to calm storms. This large ring likely belonged to a man. (V&A museum, item 816-1902, London, UK).