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Belt Buckle

late 6th century
Copper alloy - tinned(?) surface, inlay lost
Overall: 4 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in. (11.1 x 4 x 1.4 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
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 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. 24, pl. VI, fig. 24.

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. 3.11d.

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