Byzantine, probably made in Constantinople / Crossbow Brooch / First half 5th c.Byzantine, probably made in Constantinople
Crossbow Brooch
First half 5th c.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine, probably made in Constantinople
Title: Crossbow Brooch
View: Additional view
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 450
Creation Date: First half 5th c.
Creation Place: probably Constantinople
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: Foot: gold-wrought sheet; scribed, punched, engraved. Bow: gold-wrought sheet; wire-beaded, rope; granulation. Cap: gold-wrought sheet; wire-beaded. Screw mechanism: gold-wrought sheet, rod. Pin: gold-strip twisted.
Dimensions: L. 11.9 cm
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1995.97
Credit Line: Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995
Provenance: Ex coll.: Simon Bendel, London 1964-75; [Michael Ward, Inc., New York, 1995]
AMICA ID: MMA_.1995.97
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2001 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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