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Bow Brooch

Date:
first half 6th century
Culture:
Visigothic
Medium:
Copper alloy, cast, "tinned" surface; iron spring and pin
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 in., 12.8lb., 13/16 in. (15.2 cm, 5.8kg, 2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.20
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Said to have been found in Castiltierra, central Spain.; [ Spanish Art Gallery Ltd., London (sold 1945)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1945–sold 1947)]
Schlunk, Helmut. "The Walters Art Gallery. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. An exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. April 25–June 22, 1947. Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, 1947." Archivo Español de Arqueología 22, no. 75 (1949). pp. 207–13, fig. 7.

Foltiny, Stephen. "Visigothic Jewelry in the Virginia Museum." Arts in Virginia 17 (Winter 1977). p. 17, fig. 3.

Brown, Katharine R. Guide to Provincial Roman and Barbarian Metalwork and Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. pp. 8-9, fig. 10.

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. 191, 357, fig. 17.2.

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