Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Disk Brooch

Date:
6th century
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver, gilded and beaded filigree; garnets with patterned foil backings; central cabochon and tear-drop inlaid lost; no spring/pin extant
Dimensions:
Overall: 11/16 x 1/16 in. (1.8 x 0.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.23
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.

Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 23, p. 8, pl. II.

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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