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Bronze disc-type fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Iron Age
Date:
10th century B.C.
Culture:
Italic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 7 1/2in. (19cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey, 1927
Accession Number:
27.142
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Disc fibulae, in which the clasp is enlarged into an ovoid disc, have been found in both male and female burials throughout Central and Southern Italy.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 306, pp. 268, 467, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 3.1, p. 31, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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