Belt Buckle with an Eagle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

Ostrogothic women of high-ranking status typically wore an ankle-length garment, secured at the shoulders by a matching pair of brooches and belted at the waist by an elaborate buckle such as this one. A necklace, bracelet, rings, and earrings with polyhedral beads would complete the ensemble.

This Buckle is comprised of the following parts: 17.190.100a (Buckle Plate), 17.190.100c (Buckle Tongue), 17.190.104b (Buckle Loop).

Belt Buckle with an Eagle, Silver with garnets, Ostrogothic

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