Shield Mount in the Shape of Bird

Date:
second half 6th century
Geography:
Made in Northern France
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Copper alloy, "tinned" surface
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in. (4 x 3.4 x 0.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.192.189
Not on view
Stanislas Baron, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
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. 260, 352, fig. 21.54.