Bow Brooch, Champlevé enamel, bronze, Roman

Bow Brooch

Date:
2nd century
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Champlevé enamel, bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 x 15/16 x 1 1/4 in. (6.4 x 2.4 x 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.140
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.
[ John J. Klejman (American)]
Caillet, Jean-Pierre. "Provincial Roman Objects in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal 32 (1997). p. 52, fig. 3.