Lombardic Brooches


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 05 October 2016
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Lombardic women adopted the Mediterranean fashion for single disc brooches, replacing their traditional Germanic dress. The garnet on the gold brooch (right) is recycled from an earlier piece of jewellery while the other shows an enamelled woman bust (left; the so-called the Castellani Brooch). The depicted female appears to wear a brooch with three drop-shaped pendants. Lombardic, 7th century CE. From modern day Italy; the Castellani Brooch was found in Canosa di Puglia, Bari while the other brooch was found in Ascoli Piceno, Marche. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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