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Tinned-Copper Plaque with a Personification

Date:
350–400
Geography:
Made in probably Rome, Italy
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Tinned copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/16 in. (5.7 x 5.7 x 0.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alastair B. Martin and William K. Simpson Gifts, Gift and Bequest of George Blumenthal, by exchange, Rogers Fund, and funds from various donors, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.298.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Charming curly-haired youths, possibly personifying the months and the seasons, decorate these plaques that were once attached to a larger object, perhaps a casket.
[ Ward & Company Works of Art, New York (sold 1989)]
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 27, pp. 24–25.



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