Corona votiva del tesoro de Guarrazar, s. VII, visigoda. Parece posible que todas las piezas, con la excepción de una de las cruces que es de tipo procesional, fueran realizadas en los talleres de orfebrería toledanos vinculados a la corte del monarca en torno al siglo VII d.C.

Corona votiva del tesoro de Guarrazar, s. VII, visigoda. Parece posible que todas las piezas, con la excepción de una de las cruces que es de tipo procesional, fueran realizadas en los talleres de orfebrería toledanos vinculados a la corte del monarca en torno al siglo VII d.C.

Seventh century Visigothic votive crowns from the Treasure of Guarrazar, made of gold, precious stones, nacre, pearls and crystal. Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Seventh century Visigothic votive crowns from the Treasure of Guarrazar, made of gold, precious stones, nacre, pearls and crystal. Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Tesoro de Guarrazar, Toledo. Fue encontrado por dos labradores dentro de una cámara. Está formado por diez coronas votivas, ocho cruces y una escena de la Anunciación tallada en una esmeralda. Incluye la corona de Recesvinto.

Tesoro de Guarrazar, Toledo. Fue encontrado por dos labradores dentro de una cámara. Está formado por diez coronas votivas, ocho cruces y una escena de la Anunciación tallada en una esmeralda. Incluye la corona de Recesvinto.

“Votive Crown with Hanging Cross” A lavishly decorated latticework crown and hanging cross. Part of the Guarrazar Treasure. Crafted out of gold and encrusted with glass, pearls, sapphires, moonstone, and crystals. Made in the 600s near Toledo by the Visigothic royal court as a gift to the Roman Catholic Church. A superb and rare example of Visigothic art. Currently at the National Archeological Museum of Spain.

“Votive Crown with Hanging Cross” A lavishly decorated latticework crown and hanging cross. Part of the Guarrazar Treasure. Crafted out of gold and encrusted with glass, pearls, sapphires, moonstone, and crystals. Made in the 600s near Toledo by the Visigothic royal court as a gift to the Roman Catholic Church. A superb and rare example of Visigothic art. Currently at the National Archeological Museum of Spain.

Reliquary Pendant. This pendant reliquary, was worn around the neck of its owner, is an excellent example of the continuing tradition of Byzantine art. The reliquary consists of a hinged outer case with a smaller reliquary inside. In the case of the pendant, the inscription names the original owner, Arsenios, metropolitan of Serres in northeastern Greece. Serres was a center of art production in the sixteenth century, so it may was made there.

Reliquary Pendant. This pendant reliquary, was worn around the neck of its owner, is an excellent example of the continuing tradition of Byzantine art. The reliquary consists of a hinged outer case with a smaller reliquary inside. In the case of the pendant, the inscription names the original owner, Arsenios, metropolitan of Serres in northeastern Greece. Serres was a center of art production in the sixteenth century, so it may was made there.

S.VII Visigodo Corona de Recesvinto (Tesoro de Guarrazar) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Madrid Es la joya principal del más importante tesoro aparecido en el contexto europeo de la Alta Edad Media: El Tesoro de Guarrazar. Corona ofrecida por el rey visigodo Recesvinto (649-672) y cuya dedicatoria, en forma de inscripción, testimonia la estrecha conexión entre la Iglesia y el poder real. Es obra del taller real de la Corte de Toledo.

S.VII Visigodo Corona de Recesvinto (Tesoro de Guarrazar) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Madrid Es la joya principal del más importante tesoro aparecido en el contexto europeo de la Alta Edad Media: El Tesoro de Guarrazar. Corona ofrecida por el rey visigodo Recesvinto (649-672) y cuya dedicatoria, en forma de inscripción, testimonia la estrecha conexión entre la Iglesia y el poder real. Es obra del taller real de la Corte de Toledo.

Seventh century Visigothic votive crown from the Treasure of Guarrazar, made of gold, precious stones, nacre, pearls and crystal. Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Seventh century Visigothic votive crown from the Treasure of Guarrazar, made of gold, precious stones, nacre, pearls and crystal. Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Crown of Constanza of Aragon, (1179-1222), wife firstly of King Emeric of Hungary, but known better as Empress through her second marriage, to Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor.

Crown of Constanza of Aragon, (1179-1222), wife firstly of King Emeric of Hungary, but known better as Empress through her second marriage, to Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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