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Shoe Buckle


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This gold buckle is divided by cloisons (wire strips) into compartments set with garnets. Two rectangular garnets adorn the tongue near its hinge and two small round garnets form the eyes of the horse-head terminal on its tip.
Exhibitions
  • Romans and Barbarians. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1976-1977.
  • 4000 Years of Modern Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1953-1957.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Steinamanger Museum (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
4th-5th century (Early Medieval)
Medium
gold, garnets
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.449
Measurements
H: 1 1/16 x W: 2 1/8 x D: 3/4 in. (2.6 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm)
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