Fibula of gold and glass

Modern


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.095 L.

Accession Number

99.370

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

The end of the fibula to which the pin is attached terminates in a lion’s head. The arc of the filbula consists of glass of dark brown and yellow stripes (ancient). The clasp is long and tubular, decorated with fine filigree dots. The gold parts of the object were found to be modern in 1901.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. It came without doubt from the Marchese Campanari.); September 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund