A disk brooch ornamented with filigree sun design. Crafted out of gilded bronze, glass, and stones. Made in the 600s for a Merovingian Frankish nobleman in northern Gaul (along the Rhineland). Currently on view at the Walters Art Museum.
Disk Brooch | Date: 7th century | Culture: Frankish | Medium: Copper alloy, coated with gold, garnets, sapphires cabochons Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/8 x 7/16 in. (2.9 x 1.1 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Copper alloy Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.192.67