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Disk Brooch

Date:
6th century
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Copper alloy, gilded, mother-of-pear; garnets and green glass inlaid with silver foil backings; copper alloy back, no spring/pin extant
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 11/16 in. (2.6 x 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.17
Not on view
From Herpes, western France; Philippe Delamain Jarnac (France); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1917)
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. 23, 344, fig. 3.12.



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