Buckle Plate

Northern French, Belgium or Rhineland
Early medieval
about 480–520


Dimensions

2.9 x 4.2 x 0.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.122

Medium or Technique

Glass, gilded silver cloisons, tin, silver foil, and iron

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass

Kidney-shaped iron buckle plate with silver cloisons aranged in a symmetrical geometric design. The cloisons are soldered to a tin plate that is attached to the iron base with three pins. Between the cloisons are green, deep orange and red translucent glass over silver foil.

Provenance

By 1960, with Leopold Blumka, New York, NY; 1960, gift of Leopold Blumka. (Accession date: February 11, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Leopold Blumka