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Disk Brooch

Date:
7th century (?)
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Gold sheet with filigree and glass inlays
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 7/8 in. (4.5 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The dress of Frankish women generally consisted of a tunic, cinched by a belt from which hung an array of pendants. A wrap or cloak went over the tunic. Shoes and hosiery, fastened with buckles, covered the legs. Earrings, necklaces, and hairpins completed the ensemble.
Baron Jérôme Pichon (Paris)(until d. 1896); his posthumous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (April 24-May 1, 1897, no. 170); 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. 345, fig. 9d.



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