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Ivory and amber segment from a bronze fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Amber, bronze, ivory
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.489
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Pierced in order to be strung on the bow of a bronze fibula.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.45, pp. 7, 268-9, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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