Eastern Germanic (buckle) and Byzantine (tongue)
Rock crystal, gold foil
L. 1 9/16 in. (3.99 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund; Alastair B. Martin, William Kelly Simpson, Scher Chemicals Inc. and Max Falk Gifts; and funds from various donors, 1995 (1995.54)
It is impossible to know precisely when the delicate gold tongue was added to the buckle, but the ensemble conveys the ease with which Byzantine and Germanic styles were combined.