A belt fitting with Physiologus scenes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gisela Ripoll Lopez

Hortus artium medievalium, 5, 1999, 203-208

Iconographic study of plate-buckles of bronze of the 6th-7th century preserved at Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. The author identifies a scene of a fight between a stag and a snake, borrowed from the Physiologus and interpreted from the Christian point of view (the stag symbolizes Christ who overcomes the demon). This analysis makes it possible to allot the object to a Byzantyine workshop and not an Iberian as formaerly believed.

Language: English

ISSN: 1330-7274


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