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S-Shaped Brooch

Date:
2nd–3rd century
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 9/16 x 1 x 9/16 in. (4 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.279
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
With sinuous, asymmetrical designs and swirling arrangements of commas, circles, and fan shapes, this varied group of objects conveys the pervasiveness of a Celtic aesthetic in the Empire's western provinces in the first centuries A.D.
[ W. Bastiaan Blok, Noordwijk, The Netherlands]; Alastair Bradley Martin, Katonah, NY (until 1991)
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 13, pp. 20-21.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 18, p. 20.



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