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Disk Brooch

Date:
7th century (?)
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Gold sheet with filigree and glass inlays
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 7/8 in. (4.5 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.191.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The dress of Frankish women generally consisted of a tunic, cinched by a belt from which hung an array of pendants. A wrap or cloak went over the tunic. Shoes and hosiery, fastened with buckles, covered the legs. Earrings, necklaces, and hairpins completed the ensemble.
Baron Jérôme Pichon (Paris)(until d. 1896); his posthumous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (April 24-May 1, 1897, no. 170); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan(1913–1917)
Collections de feu M. le baron Jérome Pichon [catalogue des] objets antiques, du moyen age, de la renaissance, etc.. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, April 3– May 1, 1897. no. 170, p. 29, pl. IV.

Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 27, p. 9, pl. III.

Rostovtzeff, Michael Ivanovitch. "Une trouvaille de l'époque gréco-sarmate de Kertch au Louvre et au Musée de Saint-Germain." Monuments et mémoires publiés par l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres 26 (1923). pp. 157–58, pl. 6 no. 6.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mediaeval Jewelry: A Picture Book. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. pl. 12.

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. 345, fig. 9d.



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