Fibula with trumpet-form head and flat tail
2nd or 3rd century A.D.
Width x length, about 3.5 x 4.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fibula in the shape of a crossbow with the catch-plate end resembling a rectangular “stringed lyre,” the strings formed by wire filigree. At pin end, knobs, filigree and wire coils decorating the trumpet head form a complex termination. Knobbed cylinder to which pin was attached is slightly bentout of line on one side.
Said to come from Yugoslavia; by date unknown: Stojan Kacarov Collection; 1985: purchased by Jonathan H. Kagan from Stojan Kacarov; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, October 23, 1985
Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan