May 21, 2018

Textile Ornament(?): Phoenix

Textile Ornament(?): Phoenix

c. 700s

Part of a set. See all set records

Beaten gold with chased detail

Overall: 12 x 10.4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1942.1083.1

Description

This phoenix bird made of thin gold foil has tiny holes all along its edges, suggesting that it was sewn onto a textile.

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