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Open-Ring Brooch

Date:
7th century
Culture:
Irish
Medium:
Copper alloy, cast; red enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 7/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. (6.2 x 3.3 x 0.9 cm) Pin: 2 7/16 x 3/8 in. (6.2 x 0.9 cm) Ring: 1 5/16 x 1/4 in. (3.3 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1953
Accession Number:
53.48.5
Not on view
The ring-shaped brooch was a favored type of garment fastener in the British Isles, particularly in Ireland.
Alastair Bradley Martin, Guennol, Glen Head, New York (until 1953)
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 54, pp. 39-40.

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. 48, 358, fig. 5.3.



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