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Spectacle fibula

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Two large spirals are joined by a double loop, formed of single wire, round in section. On the back, a "safety-pin" is riveted to the center of each spiral. Green patina. Tip of the pin is missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Greek, Italic, or Balkan, Geometric Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 335.

Dimensions

Length 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.184

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae