Fibula (pin)

Greek
Geometric Period
about 800–700 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 266; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 9 x 15 cm (3 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.302

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

On the back: central ridge and four groups of three relief bands. On the catch-plate, within zigzag line border: A: Three birds above a galley going to the right. Two fish to right below. B: Horse (?) to left, with a bird perched on his back. The plate is broken and repaired. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By 1964: with a dealer in Athens (said to be from Athens); purchased by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2