Brooch in the form of a Stag, Copper alloy, champleve enamel, Roman

Brooch in the form of a Stag

Date:
2nd–3rd century
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Copper alloy, champleve enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (3.5 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Peter Pellettieri, in memory of Ruth Blumka, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.212
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the distribution of finds and the archaeological remains of workshops suggest that the major centers of production were Britain and Gaul.
Peter Pellettieri, Burglington, CT (until 1996)
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 19, p. 20.