Funerary Fillet

Period: Migration

Date: early 5th century A.D.

Culture: Ostrogothic

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: 1 × 8 1/16 × 1/16 in. (2.5 × 20.5 × 0.2 cm)

Classification: Gold and Silver

Credit Line: Purchase, 1898

Accession Number: 98.11.67

Description

Diadem, 400–450
Ostrogothic
Sheet gold worked in repoussé
L. 5 in. (12.6 cm)
Purchase, 1898 (98.11.67)

Gold diadems, worn on the head like an open crown, were decorated in geometric repoussé patterns to match gold foil appliqués of similar design that were sewn into women's clothing.

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