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  • France or Germany
  • fibula, circa 500
  • Where object was made: Alemanic (present-day Germany or France)
  • cast bronze, gilding, niello, garnets
  • Object Height/Width: 8.1 x 3.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 3/16 x 1 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift in honor of Marilyn Stokstad
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0031
Label Text

Bronze digital bow clasp/pin (fibula) with chip carving, niello inlay, two cabochons stones (glass or garnets), and decoration in the form of an animal's head. Linear form with five splayed protrusions on the end.