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Bronze spectacle fibula (safety pin)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
8th–7th century B.C.
Culture:
Italic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 5 15/16in. (15cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.11.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The spectacle fibula was widely distributed from the Balkans and northern Greece to southern Italy.
Alexander, Christine. 1938. "Recent Accessions in the Greek and Roman Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 33(2): pp. 51–52, fig. 2.

Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 26, 177, pl. 17a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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