'Fairytale find' of medieval treasure in Austria

  • Medieval treasure found in Austria.

    Medieval treasure found in Austria.

    AP

An Austrian man who was digging in his garden found buried treasure – hundreds of pieces of centuries-old jewelry and other precious objects that Austrian authorities described Friday as a fairy-tale find.

The trove, estimated to be 650 years old, consists of 200 rings, brooches, ornate belt buckles, gold-plated silver plates and other pieces or fragments, many encrusted with pearls, fossilized coral and other ornaments. It is currently under evaluation.

The Federal Office for Memorials described the ornaments as "one of the qualitatively most significant discoveries of medieval treasure in Austria."

More News Feed Headlines

Edgar Degas, Dancers Resting, 1881–85.  Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard.  Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Brings Degas Pastel to Life

  • July 19, 2018 19:43

A pastel of ballerinas by Edgar Degas has been enacted by two members of the Boston Ballet to ...

Read More

“Intellectual Niece,” a 1939 oil painting by Marsden Hartley.  (Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Bates College Museum of Art)

Grant Allows Bates College Museum to Acquire Marsden Hartley Art, Create Online Resource

  • July 18, 2018 20:08

The Bates College Museum of Art in Maine has acquired a prized painting by American modernist ...

Read More

Houston Man Sells Picasso Artwork on Nextdoor

  • July 18, 2018 11:55

A Houston man recently offered up a portrait that he listed as by Pablo Picasso on Nextdoor. ...

Read More

Yayoi Kusama's “Let’s Survive Forever."

Pop-Up wndr museum to Feature Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Room

  • July 17, 2018 15:00

Tickets have gone on sale for one of Yayoi Kusama's famed Infinity Rooms in a new location at the ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire