Bow Brooch

Silver, gilt and cast; garnet with unpatterned foil backing; bone; iron spring/pin | 5.2 x 8.5cm | 500-550

Unknown Artist

The bow brooch was a component of many Germanic women's dress. In Frankish territory brooches were generally worn in pairs, as decorative elements on a strap hanging from the belt. The bow refers to the bend or curve that links two terminals.

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