May 21, 2018

Textile Ornaments(?): Pair of Phoenixes

Textile Ornaments(?): Pair of Phoenixes

c. 700s

Part of a set. See all set records

Beaten gold with chased detail

Part 1: 12 x 10.4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.); Part 2: 13.3 x 10.7 cm (5 1/4 x 4 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1942.1083

Description

These two phoenix birds made of thin gold foil have tiny holes all along its edges, suggesting that they were sewn on textiles.

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