Fibula

Italic
Early Iron Age
about 8th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Latium

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 342.

Dimensions

Length: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.715

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

As in 22.727, the bow is solid and boat-shaped. The long sheath is undecorated. The upper surface is decorated with an incised design of hatching; the head is formed of a spiral with two turns. Green patina.

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); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman