Langobardic (mount), Roman (cameo) / Disk Brooch with Cameo and Cabochons / brooch ca. 600Langobardic (mount), Roman (cameo)
Disk Brooch with Cameo and Cabochons
brooch ca. 600

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Langobardic (mount), Roman (cameo)
Title: Disk Brooch with Cameo and Cabochons
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 580
Creation End Date: 620
Creation Date: brooch ca. 600
Creation Start Date: 100
Creation End Date: 300
Creation Date: cameo 100?300
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Gold sheet; settings of onyx, cameo, glass (red and green cabochons); wire
Dimensions: Diam. 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (6.2 x 0.7 cm)
Description: The Langobards in Italy often embellished their own jewelry with gems carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems were no doubt valued for their antiquity as well as their local character, as they linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious peoples who preceded them on the Italian peninsula.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 95.15.101
Credit Line: Purchase, 1895
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.95.15.101
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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