Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Disk Brooch, early 600s
    Anglo–Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England
    Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello; Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1987 (1987.90.1)

    Two Pendants, early 600s
    Anglo–Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England
    Gold, cells inset with garnets; Pendant 1: Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Pendant 2: Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1987 (1987.90.2–3)

    Anglo-Saxon artists were master gold- and silversmiths. Tribal leaders commissioned splendid objects for their own use and bestowed elaborately adorned jewelry and weapons on friends and followers. These three pieces, all of which demonstrate the delicacy of Anglo-Saxon jewelry making, come from the region of Kent, in southeastern England, which was a great center of jewelry production.

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  • Disk Brooch, early 600s
    Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England
    Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello; Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1987 (1987.90.1)

    Two Pendants, early 600s
    Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England
    Gold, cells inset with garnets; Pendant 1: Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Pendant 2: Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1987 (1987.90.2-3)

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