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5 cm. From the treasury of the Aachen Cathedral. Musée de Cluny, Paris. Byzantine. 108 108. Anonymous. Leo VI in Proskynesis before Christ Enthroned, 9th-10th century. Mosaic. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. Byzantine. 64 — Middle Ages — 109 109. Anonymous. Treasury, 710-715. Mosaic. Umayyad Mosque (or the Great Mosque of Damascus), Damascus. Eastern.
Bracelet, end of the 6th century. Gold and glass paste (partly missing), diameter: 6 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Byzantine. 59 100 60 — Middle Ages — 101 100. Anonymous. Jug with the face of a goddess, 6th-7th century. Moulded silver, neck executed separately and fixed onto the stomach, retouched with a chisel and hollow punch, stabilising the handles of the jug. 58 kg. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Persian. 101. Anonymous. Treasure of Guarrazar. Votive crowns, crosses, pendants, and suspension chains, Visigothic Spain, 7th century.
Jug with the face of a goddess, 6th-7th century. Moulded silver, neck executed separately and fixed onto the stomach, retouched with a chisel and hollow punch, stabilising the handles of the jug. 58 kg. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Persian. 101. Anonymous. Treasure of Guarrazar. Votive crowns, crosses, pendants, and suspension chains, Visigothic Spain, 7th century. Gold, sapphire, emeralds, amethyst, pearls, quartz, mother-of-pearl, and jasper. Musée de Cluny, Paris. High Middle Ages.
1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art by Victoria Charles