Oct 24, 2011
Oct 24, 2011

Bird Pendant

Bird Pendant

c. 900–1550

Cast gold

Overall: 11.7 x 10 x 2.9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen 1947.174


This elaborate bird pendant was worn. It features delicate herringbone moldings, open-work patterns, and wing details-all part of the wax model from which the pendant was cast using the lost-wax process. The dangles were attached after casting.

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