Witham Shield Pendant
Size: Dia 4.5cm
The Witham Shield, a masterpiece of Celtic art from 400 BCE – 300 BCE Britain and an icon of the British Museum, lends one of its many beautiful motifs to this pendant.
A sinuous raised line encircles the openwork design, ending in a pair of comma-shaped terminals enclosing snail-shell bosses. Supplied with a waxed cotton cord and a ball chain, this versatile ornament works with a chic outfit, serves as a key fob, and decorates a bag, or even a tree at Christmas.
About the collection
A project with the British Museum, this collaboration draws on the public institution’s vast collection of over 8 million artefacts, documenting the story of human culture from its earliest days to the present. Each piece is marked with the British Museum logotype.