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Silver-gilt fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
8th–7th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
length 3 11/16in. (9.4cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3209
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Silver fibula, with central knob and collar; axe-head ornaments on the bow.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. fig. 3209, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 313, p. 192, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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