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Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542444 - Back

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542444 - Back

Bow fibulae are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542444

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542444

Bow fibulae are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542445 - Back

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542445 - Back

Bow fibulas are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542445

Frankish - Bow Fibula - Walters 542445

Bow fibulas are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Digitated Fibula - Walters 542443 - Back

Frankish - Digitated Fibula - Walters 542443 - Back

Bow fibulas are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Digitated Fibula - Walters 542443

Frankish - Digitated Fibula - Walters 542443

Bow fibulas are also called "digitated" fibulae due to the radiating knobs that resemble fingers or digits emerging from the headplate. The knobs of early (4th-century) fibulae were functional and held the spri... More

Frankish - Disk Fibula - Walters 571884

Frankish - Disk Fibula - Walters 571884

While most disk fibulae are decorated with filigree, this one was made by the technique of repoussé, in which metal foil is impressed from the rear to form a raised design. The gilt silver foil, decorated with ... More

Frankish - Hair Pin - Walters 571883

Frankish - Hair Pin - Walters 571883

This long pin terminates in a stylized bird. Such cloisonné bird pins were developed in southern Russia about AD 400 and were carried westward with the migrating peoples. They are found most often in northeaste... More

Italian - Handwasher (Aquamanile) in the Form of a Cheetah - Walters 542434 - Three Quarter

Italian - Handwasher (Aquamanile) in the Form of a Cheetah - Walters 5...

This fearsome-looking cheetah is one of a small group of Islamic animal bronzes made for use as incense burners, pouring vessels (called aquamaniles), and fountain fixtures. Trained cheetahs were favorite hunti... More

Visigothic - Bow Fibula - Walters 571878 - Top Three Quarter

Visigothic - Bow Fibula - Walters 571878 - Top Three Quarter

Bow fibula were used in pairs to fasten clothing on each shoulder of the wearer, usually a woman. This type of elegant silver fibula was popular with the Visigoths with its clean and simple lines. The three kno... More

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571879 - Three Quarter

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571879 - Three Quarter

This is one of two matching buckles found with a silver bow fibula (Walters 57.1878). This large buckle could have fastened a belt. The matching smaller buckle, Walters 57.1880, could have fastened something wi... More

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571880 - Three Quarter

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571880 - Three Quarter

This is one of two matching buckles found with a silver bow fibula (Walters 57.1878). This small buckle could have fastened a something with a small strap, such as a pouch or a boot. The matching larger buckle... More

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571880

Visigothic - Buckle - Walters 571880

This is one of two matching buckles found with a silver bow fibula (Walters 57.1878). This small buckle could have fastened a something with a small strap, such as a pouch or a boot. The matching larger buckle... More