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Pair of Bracelets and Torque with Insets

Poltava Region, Ukraine

Mid-7th century

Gold, emerald

Diam of bracelet 7.4 7.9 cm

Diam of torque 21.2 17.5 cm

Pereshchepina Treasure

These objects constitute a set, executed at the same workshop, indicated by the identical cutting of the emeralds.

The central section of both objects takes the form of rectangular plaque attached to the main body by hinges. Besides the emerald insets, the central section and the main part of the bracelet were once decorated with small round insets, probably of precious stones.

In these pieces of jewellery, the technical traditions of classical Antiquity are combined with elements of the polychrome style prevailing in the Northern Black Sea area during the era preceding the Hun domination. This set of jewellery was probably made by a nomadic goldsmith and intended for a woman from the nomadic nobility, to be worn during ceremonies.

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