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VRA Core 4 Example 9: Ancient diadem
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Work record [refid 20]
agent unknown (Anatolian goldsmith)
culturalContext Anatolian
date 1873 (discovery); ca. 2500-2000 BCE (creation)
description Sixty-four vertical chains made of double links are suspended from a long narrow band with three perforations at each rounded triangular end. Fifty short chains constitute the central part, and seven long chains frame it at each side. Rhomboid plaques with a raised, perforated central rib are hung on the chains at equal intervals every four links. All the chains have idol-shaped pendants. There are eleven of the rhomboid plaques threaded on to each of the long chains, and just four on each of the short chains. The vertical chains are linked together in the middle by a horizontal chain; the long chains on the side have two additional horizontal plates, one after the second and another after the third row of plaques of the longer parts of the chains. The idol-shaped pendants are decorated with hammered and embossed decoration.
Tostikov, Vladimir P.; The Gold of Troy. Searching for Homer's Fabled City, New York: H. N. Abrams, 1996 [description source]
location Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Muzey Izobrazitelnykh Iskusstv Imeni A.S. Pushkina) (Moscow, Rossiya, Russia) A 5876 [repository discovery]
material gold
measurements 85.52 gm (weight)
relation formerlyPartOf Priam's Treasure [Core 4 Sample Database, refid="20" relids="c_19"]
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Early Bronze Age
subject death or burial; decorative arts; grave goods; jewelry; goldwork
technique hammering; metalworking
title Small diadem with pendants [descriptive, true, en]
worktype costume (mode of fashion); headgear; headbands (headgear); diadems; costume (mode of fashion); jewelry
image courtesy J. Ecklund, Berkeley U.
Image record [refid 123]
measurements 18 MB
relation [imageOf 20, Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)]
source VRA Data Standards Committee, Core 4 Sample Records [href]
Tostikov, Vladimir P.; The Gold of Troy. Searching for Homer's Fabled City, New York: H. N. Abrams, 1996 [source of image]
technique digital imaging
title Detail showing pendant ends of long side chains
worktype digital image
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