GALLERY 50:


BYZANTINE, MEDIEVAL AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

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5586. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN OIL LAMP, c. 4th-6th century. The redware lamp with a krater and other motifs on the discus. 4.5".



5587. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN OIL LAMP, c. 4th-6th century. The redware lamp with a floral and herringbone motif on the discus 5.4".



5588. A LARGE BYZANTINE BRONZE SITULA, c. 6th-9th c. Single sheet construction with iron handle. Intact with two ancient patches riveted on, bronze body in nice condition. 7x10.5".



5589. A BYZANTINE SILVER BUCKLE, VII-VIII c. A.D. Plate with crimp edge and two silver rivets. Oval loop, tongue and plate hinged with bronze pin. 3" x 1.5". For similar see "Materials in Archeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria", vol. I, p.220 #25.



5590. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING KEY, ca. 6th-9th century AD. 36mm.



5591. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING KEY, ca. 6th-9th century AD. 46mm.



5592. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING KEY, ca. 6th-9th century AD. Ring missing. 31mm.



5593. A BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT, ca. 6th-9th century AD. In the form of a bird. 32mm.



5594. A BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT, ca. 6th-9th century AD. In the form of a pine cone. 43 mm.



5595. A BYZANTINE BRONZE HAIR ORNAMENT, ca. 7th-9th century. With engraved head. 6 inches.



5596. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING, ca. 6th-9th century AD. The bezel engraved with two crosses and other symbols. 18mm internal.



5597. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING, ca. 6th-9th century AD. The bezel engraved with a standing figure. 14 mm internal.



5598. A BYZANTINE BRONZE RING, ca. 6th-9th century AD. The bezel engraved with triangle in circle with three leaves. 18mm internal.



5599. A BYZANTINE SILVER RING, ca. 6th-9th century AD. The bezel set with an amethyst. 18mm internal.



5600. A LATE BYZANTINE SILVER RING, ca. 12th-15th century AD. The bezel set with turquoise on bone. Traces of gilding. 17mm internal.



5601. A BYZANTINE BONE HAIR ORNAMENT, ca. 6th-9th century AD. The bone engraved with a cross on the head and other designs. Tip lost. 4 inches.



5602. TWO BYZANTINE CROSSES, ca. 7th-12th century AD. One is half of an encolpion. To 46 mm.



5603. A BYZANTINE GLASS BEAKER, end of VII-IX c. A.D. Light bluish green, transparent, bubbly ware. Body with waist, slightly concave bottom; tubular lip folded over on top. Surface iridescent. Intact. Height 3.25" (8.2 cm). For a similar beaker see p.372 (# 42,45) in "Materials in Archeology, History and Ethnography of Tauria", vol. III, 1993.



5604. A BYZANTINE BRONZE CASKET CLASP, ca. 7th-9th century AD. With various engraved designs. 6.25 inches.



5605. TWO BYZANTINE MOSAIC GLASS INLAYS, ca. 5th-7th century AD. Both set in bronze bezels. 20mm.



5606. A BYZANTINE SILVER BUCKLE, ca. 8th century AD. The buckle with openwork floral designs. 2.25 inches.



5607. THREE BYZANTINE SILVER BELT PIECES, ca. 5th-6th century AD. Two buckles and one belt ornament. To 36mm.



5608. A BYZANTINE BRONZE BUCKLE, ca. 7th-8th century AD. 2.8 inches.



5609. A BYZANTINE BRONZE BUCKLE, ca. 7th-8th century AD. 2.3 inches.



5610. A BYZANTINE BRONZE BUCKLE, ca. 8th 9th century AD. 2.7 inches.



5611. A BYZANTINE SILVER BUCKLE, ca. 7th century AD. The buckle with a cross and eagles head. 3.7 inches.



5612. A BYZANTINE SILVER AND CRYSTAL AMULET, ca. 7th-9th century AD. With a sizable hexagonal rock crystal with longitudinal drilling set in in silver end clasps in the form of a case amulet. 1.5 inches.



5613. A BYZANTINE SILVER CROSS, ca. 7th century AD. Set with a green glass cabachon. 40 mm.



5614. TWO BYZANTINE BRONZE BELLS, ca. 8th-11th century AD. To 29mm.



5615. A NICE BYZANTINE BRONZE RING, ca. 9th century AD. Engraved with a large bird head on the bezel. 19mm internal.



5616. A SET OF BYZANTINE BELT ORNAMENTS, ca. 7th-9th century AD. Four bronze openwork pieces. To 31 mm.



5617. TWO BYZANTINE BRONZE BUCKLES, ca. 4th-5th century AD. To 30 mm.



5618. 5 BYZANTINE BELT ORNAMENTS, ca. 9th century AD. Two silver, 3 bronze. To 36 mm.



5619. AN OSTROGOTH SILVER EAGLE HEAD BUCKLE, ca. 7th century AD. The engraved buckle set with garnets and glass. 4.6 inches. Listed in Sotheby's (tag included) lot 149, June 2000.



5620. A PAIR OF GOTH GILT SILVER FIBULAE, second half of 5th century. Danubian region. Gilt radiate head with three knobs and deep spiral decoration; narrow arched bow; gilt lozenge shaped foot with two knobs and animal head at the toe, small punched moulding along the gilding border. At the rear are two widely spaced lugs and an axis bar and pin, oxidized iron chunk (iron spring) with original fabric. Missing pin on one fibula. L. 4.2". Cf. "Materials in Archaeology of Tauria", Vol I, p. 193.



5621. A PAIR OF SILVER OSTROGOTH FIBULAE, second half of 6th c to 7c. A. D. Each cast with a semi-circular head plate with three projecting knobs, with an arching bow and lozenge shaped foot with gold at the sides and central projecting toe; scrolling on the head plate. Flat underneath with preserved spring mechanism and the catch is at the head end.1.5 x 2.8 inches. For a similar pair, see A. Aibabin, "Ethnischegeschichte der Fruhbyzantinischen Krim", 1999, table 25; Christies' Antiquities, June 1999, lot #169.



5622. A DANUBIAN SILVER FIBULA, ca. 5th century AD. 2 inches.



5623. A PAIR OF GERMANIC BRONZE EARRINGS OR TEMPORAL PENDANTS, ca. 5th-6th century AD. 26 mm.



5624. A PAIR OF GERMANIC SILVER BRACELETS, 6th century AD. The solid silver bracelets with incised rings on the terminals. 2.5". For a similar pair, see "Die Franken", 1997, Philipp Von Zabern, vol. II p. 936; also "Materials in Archaeology of Tauria", Vol I, p. 240, Vol IV, p. 170.



5625. A PAIR OF GERMANIC BRONZE FIBULAS. Danubian region, ca. 1st half of 5th century AD. 2.8 inches.



5626. A GERMANIC BRONZE ORNAMENT, ca. 5th-7th century AD. 22 mm.



5627. A GERMANIC TRIBE BRONZE BELL SET. Gepid culture, ca. 6th-7th century AD. To 26mm.



5628. A MIGRATION PERIOD IRON SWORD, ca. 4th century AD. Remains of wood handle and scabbard encrusted in the metal. 17 inches.



5629. A MIGRATION PERIOD BRONZE FIGURE, ca. 6th century AD. In the form of a ithyphallic male. 54 mm.



5630. A SET OF HUSSAR EQUINE ORNAMENTS, ca. 7th century AD. Includes large bronze bit rings with silver clasps, small bronze rings and nine silver ornaments. To 3.5 inches. Rare.



5631. A SET OF HUSSAR SCABBARD ORNAMENTS, ca. 7th 9th century AD. Silver, two with remains of gilding. To 2.8 inches.



5632. A HUSSAR BRONZE ORNAMENT, ca. 7th-9th century AD. Probably a necklace bead spacer with 6 rings for attachment on rv. 3.2 inches.



5633. A EARLY SLAV BRONZE FIBULA. Eastern Europe, Penkovo Culture, end 6th-early 7th century AD. 3.25 inches. Rare.