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Roman Empire (Place Created)
about A.D. 379–395
1.4 × 6.3 cm (9/16 × 2 1/2 in.)
A simple gold band with plain flanged edges forms this openwork bracelet. A vegetal scroll weaves across the surface of the band, into which hunting scenes are inserted. On one side a hound chases a stag, while on the other a hound pursues a hare.
Vegetal scrolls enlivened with figures among the leaves and vines began in
Robin Symes, Limited, founded 1977, dissolved 2005 (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.
The Screw Between Power and Splendor (April 8 to October 29, 1995)
- Museum Würth (Künzelsau), April 8 to July 16, 1995
- Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart), July 30 to October 29, 1995
Deppert-Lippitz, Barbara. "Three Early Byzantine Ornaments," Muse 26 (1992), pp. 46-52, p. 49, fig. 4.
Deppert-Lippitz, Barbara. "A Group of Late Antique Jewelry in the Getty Museum," Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum 1. Occasional Papers on Antiquities 8 (1993), pp. 107-140, p. 120, no. 6; figs. 12a-c.
Deppert-Lippitz, Barbara. "L'opus interrasile des orfevres romains," Outils et ateliers d'orfevres des temps romains. Antiquites nationales, Memoire 2 (1993), pp. 69-72, pp. 69-72; figs. 5-6.
Würth, Reinhold and Deppert-Lippitz, Barbara, eds. Die Schraube zwischen Macht und Pracht. Das Gewinde in der Antike. Exh. cat. (Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1995), 164, no. E.1.
Yeroulanou, Aimilia. Diatrita. Gold Pierced-work Jewellery from the 3rd to the 7th Century. Athens: Benaki Museum, 1999, pp. 92-93, 136, cat. no. 212; figs. 158, 244.
Aimone, Marco. Il Tesoro di Desana: Una fonte per lo studio della società romano-ostrogota in Italia (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010), p. 166. The plate image for this piece is switched with 83.AM.227.3 in the book.