Gold alloy and organic fibre girldle: 16th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Gold alloy and organic fibre girldle: 16th century

Unknown

© Museum of London

Full image caption

Gold alloy and organic fibre girldle. This girdle is made of knitted and wound gold alloy wire wrapped in an organic fibre. Its metal is shiny yellow in some parts and has a brown surface corrosion in others suggesting that it is a low karat gold wire with a high copper content. The girdle is composed of a series of linked double chains decorated with knots and loops of wire and finished with a triangular pendant which is open on two sides. Its was found on the foreshore of the river Thames at Queenhithe.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1520 AD - 1570 AD
 

Image Number

000726
 

buy a print

Select print type
 
Select size
 
How many prints?
 
£25.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas