Bronze bow fibula (safety pin) with four ducks


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

The incorporation of four swimming ducks makes this fibula unusual. Delicate patterns on the bow, bold spirals above the spring and catchplate, and concentric rows of tiny dots on the clasp add to the richness of this elegant pin.

Bronze bow fibula (safety pin) with four ducks, Bronze, Villanovan

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