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Paten Date: 5th–6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver, partial gilt Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (23.2 x 5.3 cm)

Paten Date: 5th–6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver, partial gilt Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (23.2 x 5.3 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Vessel Cover Date: ca. 830–850 Culture: Carolingian Medium: Silver, partial gilt, niello Dimensions: Overall: 2 9/16 x 4 1/2 in. (6.5 x 11.4 cm)

Liturgical Spoon Date: 6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver Dimensions: Overall: 6 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (16 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm) shovel: 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (0.5 x 2.8 cm)

Gold Drinking Bowl with Handle Date: 700s Culture: Avar Medium: Gold Dimensions: 1 15/16 × 5 7/8 × 7 in., 15.883 Troy Ounces (5 × 15 × 17.8 cm, 494g) Other (cup): 1 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. (5 x 15 x 13.5 cm)

Chasuble Back with an Orphrey Date: 15th century Culture: Italian, Spanish, or Turkish; German Medium: Silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk plain weave, brocaded with gilt metal thread. Binding tape: cotton plain weave Lining: linen plain weave, glazed Orphrey Cross: linen plain weave appliqué with silk, gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, wool, and hemp. Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 24 3/4 (97.8 x 62.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Ecclesiastical

Plate with David Anointed by Samuel Date: 629–630 Geography: Made in Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 in., 47.1oz. (26.6 x 3.8 cm, 1334g) foot: 4 13/16 x 1/2 in. (12.2 x 1.3 cm)

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Cope Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: 1295-1315 Materials and Techniques: Silver-gilt, silver thread and silk embroidery on silk twill Museum number: 175-1889 | V&A

Two Beakers, Faces and Frogs Date: 9th–11th century Geography: Peru, La Leche River Culture: Sicán (Lambayeque) Medium: Gold