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Square-Headed Bow Brooch

Date:
530–560
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, niello inlay; iron spring/pin
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/16 x 1 13/16 x 11/16 in. (10.3 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.193.64b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Found in Niederbreisig, western Germany; Friedrich Queckenberg, Niederbreisig, Germany; Joseph Queckenberg, Niederbreisig, Germany; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 60, p. 42.

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. 36, 209, 353, fig. 4.16, 18.11.



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