Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern Date: late 6th–early 7th century Geography: Made in possibly Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold - sheet, rod; engraved; wire - plain, beaded; granulation; strip - triangular sectioned. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 cm) Wt: 74g strap: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (2.3 x 14 cm) Classification: … [Read more...]
Granulation is a process that causes very small gold beads to adhere to the surface metal, through heat, with no apparent solder. The technique has been known since Etruscan times and was revived in the 19th century. Learn more.