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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

In contrast to the rich garnet-set jewellery of the earlier Anglo-Saxon period, finger rings of the ninth century are rarely adorned with precious stones. The skills of the goldsmith are seen in this example, where the different techniques of filigree and granulation are combined to produce an elaborately decorated ring.

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Details

  • Title: Ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0800/0900
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 3.3 cm, Width: 2.6 cm, Depth: 0.7 cm
  • Medium: Gold, granulation, filigree

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