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Buckle Plate

Kidney-shaped iron buckle plate with silver cloisons aranged in a symmetrical geometric design. The cloisons are soldered to a tin plate that is attached to the iron base with three pins. Between the cloisons are green, deep orange and red translucent glass over silver foil.


By 1960, with Leopold Blumka, New York, NY; 1960, gift of Leopold Blumka. (Accession date: February 11, 1960)

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Gift of Leopold Blumka

Northern French, Belgium or Rhineland, Early medieval, about 480–520

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Glass, gilded silver cloisons, tin, silver foil, and iron