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The square catch-plate is decorated with waterfowl within a zigzag border on one side. On the other side there is a larger star (rosette?) in the center and four smaller stars around. The bow of the pin has engraved lines. Tiny chips on the edge of the plate and green patina, with light green...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Thebes [with 96.676-677].); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Geometric Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 263; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).


Length: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae