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Arc of a fibula

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Leaden gray talc. The end nearest the head of the fibula is decorated with a lion-skin in low relief; the rest of the surface with scrolls. From Etruria.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 236 (said to have been found in Etruria);1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.766

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae