User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fibula

Start collecting

In the center of a trapezoid of concave volutes, with nuts at the corners (the one at the bottom larger and open), a female member. The pin on the back is corroded shut, in its clasp. Light and dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Perhaps Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 269.

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.8 x 4.7 cm (2 5/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.176

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae