Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Buckle, 6th century
    Ostrogothic, probably found in Italy
    Gilt silver, garnet; 3 1/16 x 6 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7.7 x 16.4 x 3 cm)
    Purchase, 1895 (95.15.103a,b)

    The Ostrogoths who settled in Italy buried their dead in formal dress. Thus, splendid belt buckles such as this one appeared in the graves of prosperous Ostrogothic women, alongside earrings, necklaces, and brooches.

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  • Buckle, 6th century
    Ostrogothic, probably found in Italy
    Gilt silver, garnet; 3 1/16 x 6 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7.7 x 16.4 x 3 cm)
    Purchase, 1895 (95.15.103a,b)

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