Kipling de Freitas

Art Jewelry - Medieval Avar Necklace

Regular price $ 155.00 $ 0.00
A gift of art adapted from an eighth-century gold belt mount that is part of a larger group of gold objects found in Vrap, modern-day Albania. This precious item of art jewelry attests to the wealth of the Avars, a nomadic tribe of mounted warriors from the Eurasian steppe.

From the sixth to the eighth century, the Avars maintained a complex relationship with the Byzantine Empire, alternatively protecting the empire’s borders and raiding the lands they had agreed to defend. Byzantine tribute payments and war booty provided the Avars with enormous amounts of gold and silver, with which their craftsmen created exceptionally high quality art jewelry.

Art Jewelry: 18K gold overlay with resin and toggle closure. Adjusts from 18.5 '' to 20.5'' Length with extender chain.