Fibula

Italic
Archaic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 328.

Dimensions

Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.313

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The back is flat and undecorated on this (generally) bow-shaped fibula. Dark green patina; corroded.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann