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Disk Fibula
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Disk Fibula


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This disk fibula is made of sheet gold decorated with gold filigree (fine, twisted wire) and gold granules and set with colored stones and glass. The pliable gold on the disk face is backed by a bronze plate which extends slightly beyond the gold face. Traces of rust remain on the back from a corroded iron clasp. A Frankish man would have used a fibula like this one to pin his cloak at the right shoulder.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/19/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Smith College Museum of Art Early Medieval Research. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton. 1996.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance Mr. H. Kervorkian, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1947, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. H. Kervorkian, 1947

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Period
7th century (Early Medieval)
Medium
gold over bronze, garnets, glass
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1714
Measurements
5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (0.8 x 4.5 cm) (d. x diam.)
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