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Zoomorphic Brooch

Date:
100–300
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Copper alloy, champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 1/2 in. (6.6 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of Dany Kornfeld, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.577
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the distribution of finds and the archaeological remains of workshops suggest that the major centers of production were Britain and Gaul.
Dany Kornfeld(until 2002)
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