Fibula

Italic, Latin
Early Iron Age Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 345.

Dimensions

4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.718

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The bow is hollow and boat-shaped. The upper surface is decorated with a ridged pattern of concentric arcs terminating on each side with a small knob at the center of the innermost circle. Green patina. Praeneste.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman