Fibula "a drago"
Orientalizing or Archaic Period
7th–early 6th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 318; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
A bronze pin (fibula) with 12 knobs (cone-shaped ornaments); the bow curves in and out. The type is a version of the serpentine fibula common to region of Campania in Italy.
Condition: crusty green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Naples); 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