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Amber from bow of a fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Amber
Dimensions:
Other: 2 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. (5.6 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.447
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Too heavy to be worn in life, this piece of amber from a fibula may have been made for burial with the deceased.
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