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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date:
500–600
Geography:
Made in Northern France
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, garnets, foil backings for garnets; iron spring
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 9/16 x 5/16 in. (3.1 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.166
Not on view
[ Stanislas Baron, Paris]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Greenwich, CT. Bruce Museum. "Unearthing the Allure of Gems," April 26, 2003–September 7, 2003.

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval Treasures from the Morgan Library," April 1, 2006–May 25, 2007.

Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 166, p. 27, pl. VIII.

Die Vogelfibeln der germanischen Völkerwanderungszeit. Bonn: L. Röhrscheid, 1939. no. 109, pp. 78, 137, pl. 9.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mediaeval Jewelry: A Picture Book. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. pl. 13.

Brown, Katharine R. Guide to Provincial Roman and Barbarian Metalwork and Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. p. 14, fig. 16.

Ward, Michael. Jewels of the Barbarians. New York: Michael Ward, 1985. no. 15, ill.

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. 239, 348, fig. 20.21.



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