Bow Brooch

East Germanic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

This brooch is a luxury version of the kind worn by eastern Germanic women living along the Danube River in the 300s and 400s. It undoubtedly belonged to an aristocratic woman as part of a rich ensemble of gold jewelry consisting of armlets, rings, and collars with pendants.

Bow Brooch, Silver with gold-sheet overlay and garnets, East Germanic

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