Enamelled bronze brooch in the form of a stagOn display
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This enamelled bronze brooch in the shape of a stag, once decorated with bright multi-coloured enamel, would have been used to fasten a shawl or cloak.
Enamelled jewellery was very popular in Britain and France during the Roman period.
The vast Roman empire encouraged the movement of people, ideas and fashions. Styles of dress and jewellery became widespread with some personal items travelling long distances with their owners. Some distinctive local fashions did continue to thrive.
Enamelled bronze brooch in the form of a stag
Date2nd century AD (AD 101 - 200)
Material and technique
copper alloy, enamel
Dimensions3.55 cm (length)
3.3 cm (height)
5.8 g (weight)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Arthur Evans, from the collection of Sir John Evans, 1927.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 13 | Rome
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