Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Shoe Buckle, 400–450
    Hunnic or Frankish
    Gold, garnets; L. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.697)

    It is possible that buckles like this one were made in Byzantine workshops and given to barbarians in an effort to persuade them to become Roman allies.

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  • Shoe Buckle, 400–450
    Hunnic or Frankish
    Gold, garnets; L. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.697)

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