Quadruple-spiral pin (fibula)

Italic
Orientalizing Period
about 700 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 333.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 12 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.126

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Four large spirals form a square; over this is a large, four-pointed star, on the center of which is a bird. Green patina with brownish (cleaned) surfaces.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Suessula.); January 2, 1913: gift to MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren