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Fibula with Solar Design

Fibula with Solar Design

c. 700-675 BC

Bronze

Overall: 15.4 x 11.2 cm (6 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.9

Fun Fact

A fibula is an ancient safety pin that held garments in place.

Description

The incised crescent body of this bronze fibula (brooch) maps the route of the sun.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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