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  • Harness Pendant with Confronted Beasts, 500–600
    Visigothic
    Brass, leaded; 3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund, Stephen K. Scher, Mrs. Maxime Hermanos, and Anonymous Gifts, Gift and Bequest of George Blumenthal, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1990 (1990.52)

    The Visigoths enjoyed lively commercial contacts with lands all around the Mediterranean. This pendant reveals the familiarity of their artists with motifs from Greece and the Near East. Above the heads of the beasts is the loop through which a harness strap could be passed.

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  • Harness Pendant with Confronted Beasts, 500–600
    Visigothic
    Brass, leaded; 3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund, Stephen K. Scher, Mrs. Maxime Hermanos, and Anonymous Gifts, Gift and Bequest of George Blumenthal, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1990 (1990.52)

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