Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date:
500–600
Geography:
Made in Northern France
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, garnets, foil backings for garnets; iron spring
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 9/16 x 5/16 in. (3.1 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.166
Not on view
[ Stanislas Baron, Paris]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Greenwich, CT. Bruce Museum. "Unearthing the Allure of Gems," April 26, 2003–September 7, 2003.

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval Treasures from the Morgan Library," April 1, 2006–May 25, 2007.

Brown, Katharine R. Guide to Provincial Roman and Barbarian Metalwork and Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. p. 14, fig. 16.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 239, 348, fig. 20.21.



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