Brooch in the Form of a Rabbit, Copper alloy with champlevé enamel, Roman

Brooch in the Form of a Rabbit

Date:
100–300
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Copper alloy with champlevé enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 13/16 x 1 3/16 x 5/16 in. (2 x 3 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen and Virginia Sandy, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.162.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the distribution of finds and the archaeological remains of workshops suggest that the major centers of production were Britain and Gaul.
Stephen and Virginia Sandy, Shaftsbury, VT (from about 1987 - until 2007)