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Silver fibula (safety pin)

4th century BC
Greek, South Italian, probably Apulian
L: 6 in. (15.2 cm) H.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of the Robert Haber family, in honor of Carlos A. Picón, on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Greek and Roman galleries, 2007
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
With a double arc for the bow and a long catch plate ending in a hemisphere. The catch plate is engraved with lotus flowers. The bow is solid.
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