Byzantine collar in gold with pearls and sapphire cabachons. Altes Museum, Berlin. The Byzantine “collar” is a piece of jewellery sewn onto a textile or gilded leather base similar in style and decoration to the loros, a long, narrow and embroidered scarf which was wrapped around the torso and dropped over the left hand..
St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS Circa 6th-7th Century B.C. Each crescentic in form, composed of strips of rectangular wire arranged in various spirals and figure-8 loops, the perimeter with nine ribbed tubes through which passes a plain wire threaded with pearls, a hinged arching ear wire above