Iron Age, Halstatt period / Serpentine Brooch / 6th century B.C.Iron Age, Halstatt period
Serpentine Brooch
6th century B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Central European
Creator Name-CRT: Iron Age, Halstatt period
Title: Serpentine Brooch
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: -59
Creation End Date: -50
Creation Date: 6th century B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Copper alloy
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (3.8 x 27.7 cm)
Description: This lovely bronze brooch dates from the sixth century B.C. Brooches like these are characterized as serpentine because of their twisting, snakelike shape. Brooches of this type are found all over western and central Europe, most often in Italy. Both men and women are buried with them, and although they are usually made from bronze, examples have also been found made from gold, silver, and even iron.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1992.280.3
Credit Line: Purchase, Alastair B. Martin Gift, 1992
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Iron Age, Halstatt period
AMICA ID: MMA_.1992.280.3
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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