Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date:
500–600
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, garnets with patterned foil backings
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in. (3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.169
Not on view
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. pp. 12-13, fig. 14.

Sutton, Denys, ed. Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 1989. no. 1, p. 61.

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. 20.22.



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