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A straight and a curved piece of bronze are joined by a pivot, beyond which the ends project in the form of pincers. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Suessula.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 337; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.128

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae