Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tongue from a buckle

6th–7th century
Made in Northern shore, Black Sea
Overall: 1 3/4 x 9/16 x 15/16 in., 0.6oz. (4.4 x 1.4 x 2.4 cm, 16g)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1895
Accession Number:
Not on view
Samuel T. Baxter, Florence (until 1895)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mediaeval Jewelry: A Picture Book. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. pl. 9.

Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 30, pp. 72-3, 254.

Brown, Katharine R. "If Only the Dead Could Talk: An Update on the East German and Hunnish Jewelry Collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology, edited by Adriana Calinescu. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. p. 227, fig. 4.

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. 339.

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