Arc of a fibula

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.766

Medium or Technique

Stone

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Leaden gray talc. The end nearest the head of the fibula is decorated with a lion-skin in low relief; the rest of the surface with scrolls. From Etruria.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 236 (said to have been found in Etruria);1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund