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Art from Home: Stories of Cultural Connections

Louvre Abu Dhabi brings the museum to you by telling stories about the art works on loans from our partners and from our collection through video, audio and activities that can be downloaded for children

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Brooch in the form of an eagle

Italian peninsula, San Marino, Domagnano
450–500 CE
Gold, garnet
Louvre Abu Dhabi
LAD 2009.008|12.10 x 6.4 cm

This luxurious brooch is a masterpiece of jewellery made during the period of great invasions that brought an end to the Roman empire of the West. Worn on a woman’s dress at the shoulder, it combines the majestic form of an eagle, the symbol of imperial power in Rome, with the cross of the new Christian age.

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See the details and learn the stories of our masterpieces


A visual demonstration.
Highlighting iconographic features of the masterpiece.


Hear about the story of Fibula


Designed for children and families, download these interactive activities to enjoy from the comfort of your home

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