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The body is boat-shaped and hollow underneath. Concentric beaded rings ornament the outer surface. The long jointed pin has rusted on the guard. Green encrustation.

Provenance

By 1888: with Jandolo (said to be from a grave on the Esquiline); purchased by R. Lanciani from Jandolo; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Latin, Latial, 7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 295.

Dimensions

7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.610

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae