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Bronze dragon-type fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th–early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Italic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.171.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Dragon-type fibulae are a later variant of the serpentine type. With an elongated clasp and a bow embellished by pairs of bronze bud-like knobs separately made and attached to the bow by a central spike.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1991. "One Hundred Twenty-first Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 121: p. 32.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 3.4a, p. 32, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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