|Fragment of a Headband|
Images Courtesy of The British Museum
While just a fragment now, once this headband would have adorned the brow of a wealthy Hungarian lady of the mid to late Thirteenth Century. What remains is the frontmost piece of the band. Two smaller sections would have flanked this and, from these, a ribbon would have been attached to tie at the back of the wearer's head.
Set in gold, cabochon rubies, sapphires and emeralds are joined by seed pearls, making a regal statement against the elegant filigree-work.
The fragment is now housed in The British Museum.