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Fibula "a drago"

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A bronze pin (fibula) with 12 knobs (cone-shaped ornaments); the bow curves in and out. The type is a version of the serpentine fibula common to region of Campania in Italy. Condition: crusty green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Naples); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing or Archaic Period, 7th–early 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 318; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.685

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae