Disk Brooch with Cameo

Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

The Langobards often embellished their own jewelry with gems carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems, valued for their antiquity, linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious peoples who preceded them on the Italian peninsula.

Disk Brooch with Cameo, Sheet gold, onyx, glass, and wire, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo)

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