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Bronze disc-type fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
9th–8th century B.C.
Culture:
Italic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 4 5/8in. (11.8cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.85
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Serpentine type fibulae, with their distinctive coiled bows, are found mostly with male burials and are common throughout Italy.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 5, fig. 22, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Brendel, Otto J. 1978. Etruscan Art. p. 31, fig. 11, New York: Penguin Books.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 308, pp. 268, 467, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 3.2, pp. 29, 32, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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