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Hair Pin

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Description This long pin terminates in a stylized bird. Such cloisonné bird pins were developed in southern Russia about AD 400 and were carried westward with the migrating peoples. They are found most often in northeastern France and the Rhineland, where they were popular until the second half of the 6th century.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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.
Provenance Carlebach Gallery, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1959, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1959

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early 6th century (Early Medieval)
silver, gold foil, garnets
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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6 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 3/16 in. (16.5 x 2.7 x 0.4 cm)


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