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Eyeglasses fibula

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Fibula in the form of two joined curls of wire ("Spectacle Shape"). Hook behind. Pin is missing. Broken in two pieces. Green patina with a bluish cast. 1972.372 is a pair with this.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (loaned to MFA as 156.64) (said to have come from Macedonia or Thrace via Athens to Basel); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Northern Greek, Geometric Period, 8th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 089.

Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.373a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae