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Harness Decoration

Celtic or Roman
Copper alloy
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 3/8 in. (6.6 x 6.9 x 1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
With their 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 western provinces during the first centuries A.D.
Private Collection, Germany; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York ]; Alastair Bradley Martin, Glen Head, NY (until 1948)
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 12, p. 20.

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