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Bronze and amber fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan or Italic
Medium:
Amber
Dimensions:
Other (amber): 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Other (pin): 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Fibula with a bronze clasp and spring supporting a large amber bow. Too large to be worn in life, it was most likely made expressly for burial with the deceased.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 5, fig. 17, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 309, pp. 269, 467, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.47a, pp. 30, 269–70, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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