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Hair Pin
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Hair Pin

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Description The stylized bird terminal on this pin is ornamented with a chevron pattern and originally had an inlaid eye (the stone is now missing). The patterning of the bird is a variation on the cloisonné style popular among the Franks in the 6th century.
  • 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 Collection of Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 12, 1949, no. 276; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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6th century (Early Medieval)
gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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5 3/8 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (13.7 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm)
  • Germany, Rhineland (Place of Origin)
  • France, Chaffois (Place of Discovery)
  • France (Place of Origin)


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