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Dragon-Shaped Brooch

Date:
100–300
Culture:
Celtic or Roman
Medium:
Copper alloy with champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 7/8 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (4.7 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.450
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
With sinuous, asymmetrical designs and swirling arrangements of commas, circles, and fan shapes, this brooch conveys the pervasiveness of a Celtic aesthetic in the Empire's western provinces in the first centuries A.D.
[ Ward & Company Works of Art, New York (sold 1980)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980, through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 111 (1981). p. 42.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1980-1981 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1981). p. 19.

Kleinbauer, Walter Eugene. "Recent Major Acquisitions of Medieval Art by American Museums." Gesta 21, no. 1 (1982). p. 75, fig. 1.

Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 52, p. 39.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 12, p. 17.



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