Gold Necklace

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Gold necklace with sapphires, amethysts, emeralds and pearls. Period: Early Byzantine. Place/Findspot: Antinoë in Egypt. The Ravenna mosaics portray this kind of precious jewelry, widespread during Early Christian times, being worn by ladies of the imperial court of Theodora.

The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture is housed in one of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens, near the National Garden and the Hellenic Parliament. It was converted into a museum in order to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis and was donated to the Greek nation by himself and his three sisters, Alexandra, Penelope and Argine. Following its most recent refurbishment (1989–2000), the building houses a unique exhibition on Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century.

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Byzantine Pectoral Cross.jpg
Byzantine Pectoral Cross (front and back), Period: Late Byzantine circa: 1200–1400 A.D. , Benaki ...
Gold heraldic eagle.jpg
Heraldic Eagle. Decorated with a garnet and glass paste. Material: gold. Period: Early Byzantine;...
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Oval cameo of glass paste, with a representation of St Dimitrios. Period: Middle Byzantine; circa...
icon with St Nicholas.jpg
Small  icon of St Nicholas. Period: Late Byzantine; circa: First half of 13th century. Materials:...
Veil Embroidered with Gold Thread.jpg
Veil Embroidered with Gold Thread. Period: Late Byzantine; circa: end of the 13th or beginning of...
Icon of Depicting Virgin Mary Thornousa.jpg
Icon of Depicting Virgin Mary Thornousa, which was probably part of a wider composition depicting...
Small steatite icon of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.jpg
Small steatite icon of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple , in high relief. Period: Late By...
Double Sided Circular Jewellery Attachment.jpg
Double-sided circular jewellery attachment. Christ Pantokrator is depicted on one side and the Vi...
medallion with a bust of St Symeon.jpg
Medallion with a Bust of St Symeon; Period: Middle Byzantine; circa: 10th-11th c. Materials: gold...
Stone Relief, Military Saints Dimitrios and Theodoros.jpg
Relief from the exterior ornamentation of a church at Amaseia in the Pontos. Materials: stone, Pe...
Dish of Brown, Middle Byzantine.jpg
Dish of brown, fine-grained clay covered with a white slip. Period: Middle Byzantine; circa: Late...
Cross with Busts of Christ and Saints.jpg
Pectoral cross with busts of Jesus Christ and saints, silver-gilt. On the reverse, the engraved i...
gold necklace.jpg
Three sections of a Gold necklace. Materials: sapphires, emeralds, cornelians and pearls. Period:...
gold ring.jpg
Ring, Materials: Gold. Period: Early Byzantine; circa: 6th-7th c. Ring with busts of saints on th...
Bronze Key.jpg
Key, Materials: Bronze. Made in: Constantinople. Period: Early Byzantine (?). The Benaki Museum o...
Gold Cross.jpg
Cross, with a decorative quatrefoil rosette at the juncture of the arms. Materials: gold. Period:...
Gold ring-2.jpg
Ring with cross-shaped quatrefoil calyx bezel. Materials: gold. Period: Early Byzantine; circa:  ...
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