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Brooch: M.4-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Bronze overlaid with gold plate. Circular without any disc on the back. Cruciform design of garnets in cells. Between them, and in the centre, are pastes on a ground of filigree patterning.


History note: Forman Collection ? 1899

Legal notes

F. McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


7th Century
Circa 600 - Circa 700


This is a type of brooch which is often found in female graves in the Rhineland

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of garnets ( cruciform design in cells) paste (glass)

Materials used in production

plated Gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1904
Primary reference Number: 118987
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 11 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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