Lot 0552

The Thwaite' Gold and Garnet Sword Pyramid

6th-7th century AD. A hollow-formed gold sword pyramid of unusual form comprising: an octagonal base with square central void, rising to a pyramidal body with flat top; the corners each set with a triangular garnet cloison and between them at the base a similar rectangular insert; above on each face a triangular garnet cloison and on each sloping... more

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