Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century
    Ostrogothic
    Gilt silver, garnet; L. (eagle plate) 3 7/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. (8.7 x 4.3 x 1 cm)
    Purchase, 1895 (95.15.100a–c)

    Ostrogothic women of high-ranking status typically wore an ankle-length garment, secured at the shoulders by a matching pair of brooches and belted at the waist by an elaborate buckle such as this one. A necklace, bracelet, rings, and earrings with polyhedral beads would complete the ensemble.

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  • Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century
    Ostrogothic
    Gilt silver, garnet; L. (eagle plate) 3 7/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. (8.7 x 4.3 x 1 cm)
    Purchase, 1895 (95.15.100a-c)

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