Fibula (pin)

Italic
Geometric Period
10th–8th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 319.

Dimensions

Length 8.2 cm (3.2 in.)

Accession Number

59.9

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

Leech-shaped, with heavy bow closed underneath. The body is decorated with cross bands of carefully incised, hatched designs, four each of triangles and key pattern. The catch-plate is partly missing. The pin is broken off and may not belong.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Julius Carlebach, 1040 Madison Avenue, New York (said to have been found at Strasbourg); purchased by MFA from Julius Carlebach, January 8, 1959, for $ 75.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund