Crossbow Brooch, Gilt copper alloy with niello inlay, Late Roman or Byzantine

Crossbow Brooch

Date:
second half A.D. 4th century
Culture:
Late Roman or Byzantine
Medium:
Gilt copper alloy with niello inlay
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/4 in. (8.8 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
[ Wolfgang Wilhelm, Dreieich, Germany (sold 1999)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1998-1999." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57, no. 2 (Fall 1999). p. 15.

Dandridge, Pete. "Idiomatic and Mainstream: The Technical Vocabulary of a Late Roman Crossbow Fibula." Metropolitan Museum Journal 35 (2000). pp. 82-3, fig. 15-17.