Glass beaker with snake-thread decoration | Roman, Gallia Belgica | Late Imperial | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Colorless with green tinge; trails in same color.Outsplayed, uneven, knocked-off rim; vertical side to body, then tapering to form hollow stem; low foot, with rounded, tubular edge, made by folding; pushed-in bottom with domed kick at center and pontil mark
Zoomorphic Brooch | Roman | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the distribution of finds and the archaeological remains of workshops suggest that the major centers of production were Britain and Gaul
Disk Brooch | Frankish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The dress of Frankish women generally consisted of a tunic, cinched by a belt from which hung an array of pendants. A wrap or cloak went over the tunic. Shoes and hosiery, fastened with buckles, covered the legs
These brooches functioned as garment clasps (much like the generally larger fibulae) and are distinctive for their decorative enamels. The art of enameling was highly popular among the conquered
Prophet from a Throne of Solomon | French or South Netherlandish | The Met
Uncommonly refined and gemlike in its painterly finesse, this stained-glass fragment with a prophet is related stylistically to the work of André Beauneveu (1335–1401/3), a gifted sculptor, painter, and illuminator from the South Lowlands, who was employed by King Charles V of France; Louis de Mâle, comte de Flandres; Philippe le Hardi, duc de Bourgogne; and Jean, duc de Berry, among others
Roman fresco detail with blackbird, Villa of Livia, Prima Porta
Detail from a wall from a room in Livia's villa at Prima Porta not far from Rome. This small room was decorated on all four internal walls with extremely naturalistic garden scenes showing plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and birds - so well rendered that they can be identified very easily. The room can now be seen in the museum at Palazzo Massimo in Rome. IMG_13715, 30%
Terracotta cup with barbotine decoration | Roman | Imperial | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Frescoes adorning the walls of the colonnade surrounding the large peristyle garden at the Villa San Marco in Stabiae Roman 1st century CE (3)
Photographed at the Stabiae Excavation Site near Naples, Italy.
Reliquary of King Saint Ladislas I of Hungary, c. 1040–1095 // Basilica of Notre-Dame de Varadin.
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Brooch | Merovingian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: 8th–9th century Culture: Merovingian Medium: Copper alloy, champlevé enamel Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. (3.1 x 0.7 cm)