Medium: Gilded silver with garnets
Dimensions: 3 1/16 x 6 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7.7 x 16.4 x 3.0 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, 1895
Accession Number: 95.15.103a, b
The Ostrogoths who settled in Italy buried their dead in formal dress. Thus, splendid belt buckles such as this one appeared in the graves of prosperous Ostrogothic women, alongside earrings, necklaces, and brooches.