Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Disk Brooch

first half of the 7th century
Made in Hermes, France
Gold sheet, beaded wire; granulation, clear glass inlaid with red glazing on the underside; gold sheet attached to a copper alloy back with silver rivets; no spring/pin or attachment posts extant.
Overall: 1 x 3/16 in. (2.6 x 0.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.21a, b
Not on view
Abbé Hammard (Hermes (?)); Albert Jumel ; J. Pierpont Morgan, 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. 21, p. 8, 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. 16, 344, fig. 3.4.

Effros, Bonnie. Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, 2003. p. 133, fig. 12, 13.

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