Arc of a fibula
4th century B.C.
5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund