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Harness Pendant with Confronted Beasts

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; Visigothic
Creator Name-CRT: Visigothic
Title: Harness Pendant with Confronted Beasts
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 600
Creation Date: 500?600
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Brass, leaded
Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
Description: The Visigoths enjoyed lively commercial contacts with lands all around the Mediterranean. This pendant reveals the familiarity of their artists with motifs from Greece and the Near East. Above the heads of the beasts is the loop through which a harness strap could be passed.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1990.52
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, Stephen K. Scher, Mrs. Maxine Hermanos, and Anonymous Gifts, Gift and Bequest of George Blumenthal, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1990
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1990.52
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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