Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
late 8th–7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm) length 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.105
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The catchplate is decorated with a bird. The subject matter incised on fibulae corresponds to that on vases.
Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 26, 177, pl. 17b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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