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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.

Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 40, p. 11, pl. IV.

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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