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Miniature Square-Headed Brooch

Date:
500–550
Geography:
Made in Kent, England
Culture:
Anglo-Saxon
Medium:
Silver-gilt; iron pin
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (4.5 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The affinity of these brooches, found in France, with objects from Kent is evidence of the spread of artistic traditions through export or copying.
Philippe Delamin (Jarnac, France); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 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. 23, 284, 346, fig. 3.11a, 23.9.



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