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Disk Brooch

6th century
Silver, gilded and beaded filigree; garnets with patterned foil backings; central cabochon and tear-drop inlaid lost; no spring/pin extant
Overall: 11/16 x 1/16 in. (1.8 x 0.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
from Herpes, western France; Philippe Delamin (Jarnac, France); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1917)
Baye, J. B. Le Cimetière wisigothique d'Herpes, Charente: Communication faite au Congrès des Sociétés savante à la Sorbonne dans la séance du 23 Mai 1891. Bulletin et Mémoires, Vol. 1. Angoulême, 1892. fig. 47, pl. VIII, fig. 47.

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, 345, fig. 3.11h.

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