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Circular Brooch

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The brooch is made of a circular gold plate with soldered gold cloisons filled with glass on the front and a twisted cable around the edge. Cloisons from a central rosette with eight green petals surrounded by three concentric bands. The innermost of the bands has rectangular cells filled with...

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Provenance

By 1902, Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael; May 13, 1902, sold at Carmichael sale, Christie's, London, lot 189. By 1929, Marc Rosenberg, Baden-Baden, Germany; November 4, 1929, Rosenberg sale, Graupe-Ball, Berlin, lot 120. L. Burg, London. 1959, Otto Wertheimer, Paris; 1959, sold by Wertheimer to the MFA for $3500. (Accession date: January 8, 1959)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Italian, Early medieval, first half of the 7th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

59.13

Medium or Technique

Gold and colored glass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass