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Lyre-form pin (fibula)

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.749

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Fibula in openwork lyre form. Gently curvilinear cross-bars at top, c-curved verticals down through the center and an elaborately bowed bottom element with a ridged knob at the lowest point.

Provenance

Said to come from Yugoslavia; by date unknown: Stojan Kacarov Collection; 1985: purchased by Jonathan H. Kagan from Stojan Kacarov; October 23, 1985: gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan