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Visigothic - Belt Buckle - Walters 54424

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Summary

The square plate of this buckle is divided by cloisons (wire strips) into small cavities set with garnets and blue and green glass pastes. Cross-hatched gold foil underlies the remains of the central green paste. This would have given a shimmering effect to the setting when this buckle was new. Such buckles are characteristic of Visigothic metalwork.

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Date

1000 - 1450
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Source

Walters Art Museum
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