Disk Brooch

6th century
Copper alloy, gilded, mother-of-pear; garnets and green glass inlaid with silver foil backings; copper alloy back, no spring/pin extant
Overall: 1 x 11/16 in. (2.6 x 1.7 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
From Herpes, western France; Philippe Delamain Jarnac ; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1917)
Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 17, p. 7, pl. II.

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. 23, 344, fig. 3.12.