Amber from bow of a bronze fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Probably Etruscan
Medium:
Amber
Dimensions:
Other: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.477
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Too heavy to be worn in life, this piece of amber from a fibula may have been made for burial with the deceased.