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Gold Buckle

Date:
6th–7th century
Culture:
Langobardic or Byzantine
Medium:
Plaque: gold - sheet; wire - beaded; granulation. Tongue: gold - sheet; setting. Loop: gold.
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3/8 x 2 5/16 in. (3.1 x 1 x 5.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1662
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Rorimer, James J. Medieval Jewelry: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. fig. 11.

Weitzmann, Kurt, ed. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. no. 304, p. 326.

Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 49, p. 37.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 123, 341, fig. 11.5.

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