Gilt silver, garnet; L. (eagle plate) 3 7/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. (8.7 x 4.3 x 1 cm)
Purchase, 1895 (95.15.100a–c)
Ostrogothic women of high-ranking status typically wore an ankle-length garment, secured at the shoulders by a matching pair of brooches and belted at the waist by an elaborate buckle such as this one. A necklace, bracelet, rings, and earrings with polyhedral beads would complete the ensemble.