Plate, Loop, and Tongue of Belt Buckle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

The Ostrogoths who settled in Italy buried their dead in formal dress. Thus, splendid belt buckles such as this one appeared in the graves of prosperous Ostrogothic women, alongside earrings, necklaces, and brooches.

Plate, Loop, and Tongue of Belt Buckle, Gilded silver with garnets, Ostrogothic

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