Fibula

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period or modern
6th century B.C. or modern


Dimensions

Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.513

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The bow is in the form of a mule with two heads and two tails. It is decorated with granulated geometric designs.

Provenance

By 1915: C. Densmore Curtis Collection (loaned to MFA, August 13, 1915 as 1302.15); 1925: transferred to Kenneth L. Curtis (loaned to MFA, September 14, 1925, as 316.25); March 10, 1936: returned to Chase National Bank New York; by 1937: inherited by Mrs. Lincoln Dryden; purchased by MFA from Mrs. Lincoln Dryden, June 3, 1937, for $ 1,500.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund