Fibula

Italic
Archaic Period


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.078 L.

Accession Number

02.282

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Long, thin pin; the arc of thin metal, shaped like the amber fibulae; and decorated with lines and triangles; discolored. From Palestrina.

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); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann