Harness Ornaments, Copper alloy, champlevé enamel, Late Roman or Byzantine

Harness Ornaments

Date:
200–400
Geography:
Made in Thrace (possibly)
Culture:
Late Roman or Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy, champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
a: 14.3 x 9.7 x 1.6 cm; b: 14.1 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm; c: 12.9 x 11.2 x 11.6 cm; d: 11.2 x 8.6 x 6.6 cm; e: 11.2 x 8.9 x 6.2 cm; f: 13.6 x 10.4 x 3.2 cm; g: 13.7 x 10.6 x 3.3 cm; h: 7.9 x 6.5 x 7.9 cm; i: 8.0 x 6.4 x 8.7 cm; j: 7.9 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm; k: 8.1 x 6.4 x 5.5; l: 7.9 x 6.5 x 11.1 cm; m: 8.0 x 6.4 x 12.1 cm; n: 7.9 x 6.2 x 6.0; o: 8.1 x 6.4 x 6.0 cm
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Gift, and Fletcher Fund, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.505a-o
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
This large group of enamels, noteworthy for the vivid colors and exuberant presentation of classical motifs, likely adorned the yoke and harness of a ceremonial chariot.
Private Collection, France ; Private Collection, Bern ; [ Ariadne Galleries, New York (sold 2000)]
Boehm, Barbara Drake. "'Magníficamente Trabajado y Excelente': el Gusto por la Obra de Limoges en la Europa Medieval." In De Limoges a Silos, edited by Joaquín Yarza Luaces. Madrid: Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior, 2001. pp. 26-27, fig. 7.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2000-2001." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 59, no. 2 (Fall 2001). p. 11.