Pin (fibula)

Italic, Etruscan
Orientalizing or Archaic Period
late 7th–6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.) Overall (rod): 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.) Weight: 5.29 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

01.7308

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The leech-shaped fibula is decorated with granulation on the bow and the foot. At the top of the bow, which is considerably restored, are interlocking palmettes of Orientalizing style in granulation; on the sides are granulated rosettes. A running guilloche pattern decorates the foot. The pin is missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Bourguignon: from Castellani.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution