Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/8 in. (5.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm)
Purchase, Fletcher Fund, and Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, by exchange, 1982
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The island of Gotland specialized in the creation of richly ornamented box-shaped and animal-head brooches.
Private Collection(sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1980); Rainer Zietz Limited, London (sold 1982)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1982-1983 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1983). pp. 16-17.
Thunmark-Nylén, Lena. "Viking Age Box Brooches: Technical Stratigraphy and Workshop Grouping." PhD diss., Institutionen for Arkeologi Distribution, 1983.
Parker, Elizabeth C. "Recent Major Acquisitions of Medieval Art by American Museums." Gesta 23, no. 1 (1984). p. 69, fig. 3.
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 71, p. 48.
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 66 C, pp. 50–51.
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. 317, 358, fig. 25.11.