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Brooch with Boar’s-Head

Date:
late 8th century
Geography:
Made in Gotland, Sweden
Culture:
Vendel
Medium:
Copper alloy, gilt and cast; copper alloy pin secured in hinge with...
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (4.6 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.59.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Private Collection, Germany; Robert Haber and Associates Inc., Ancient Art, New York (sold 1992)
Thunmark-Nylén, Lena. "Viking Age Box Brooches: Technical Stratigraphy and Workshop Grouping." PhD diss., Institutionen for Arkeologi Distribution, 1983.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 50, no. 2 (Fall 1992). p. 18.

Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 68, pp. 47-48.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 65, pp. 49–50.

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, 359, fig. 25.10.



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