Bow Brooch


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

Ostrogothic women typically wore a matching pair of brooches such as this example along with its pair (acc. no. 98.11.108) at the shoulders to secure their ankle-length garment. A belt with an elaborate buckle (see acc. no. 95.15.100a,c) cinched the waist. A necklace, bracelet, rings, and earrings would complete the ensemble.

Bow Brooch, Silver - cast.  Pin: copper alloy with silver overlay, Ostrogothic

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