Gold Plaque

Title

Gold Plaque

Subject

Art history

Description

AN00032720_001_l. Almost square gold plaque with an attachment hole at each corner. A niello-inlaid line acts as a border on the lower three sides, but the blank area around each hole indicates that they were filled by a circular bossed rivet. The niello-inlaid decoration consists of a half-length zoo-anthropomorphic symbol of St John with eagle head and human hands which hold a book and pen. Around the evangelist symbol is an inscription. The back is undecorated, except for a free-hand incised assembly mark. All these images are © Trustees of the British Museum. These free low-resolution images are covered also under the British Museum's Terms and Conditions (http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_this_site/terms_of_use/free_image_service.aspx). The full image collection is available at: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database.aspx where you can also order high resolution copies.

Creator

The British Museum

Date

9th century

Files

Plaque

Citation

The British Museum, “Gold Plaque,” Woruldhord, accessed November 30, 2020, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/668.

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