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The bow is in the form of a mule with two heads and two tails. It is decorated with granulated geometric designs.


By 1915: C. Densmore Curtis Collection (loaned to MFA, August 13, 1915 as 1302.15); 1925: transferred to Kenneth L. Curtis (loaned to MFA, September 14, 1925, as 316.25); March 10, 1936: returned to Chase National Bank New York; by 1937: inherited by Mrs. Lincoln Dryden; purchased by MFA from Mrs. Lincoln Dryden, June 3, 1937, for $ 1,500.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period or modern, 6th century B.C. or modern


Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae