Fibula

Greek
Geometric Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 265; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Legnth: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.644

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

A square clasp-shield is decorated on both sides with a waterfowl, surrounded by zigzag border. The plate has been broken near the bow-shaped back and the catch for the pin. Light green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Greece); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund