Etruscan Italy Gallery|
Currently On Display
|Date Made:||8th c. BCE|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. R. Hare Davis, 1950|
Intact; dark patina. Small fibula with bow thickened toward center, loop to form spring, and triangular catch. Fine incised lines on front of bow. Four rings, three large and one smaller.
Bronze fibula with rings attached. This early fibula, with four bronze rings strung on its pin, would have been used to fasten woolen garments. Fibulae were common in the grave goods of both men and women in the Early Villanova period. This one has a slightly swollen bow and a relatively small catchplate (the folded end used to secure the pin). In time, bows and catchplates would become more pronounced.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 85-86, no. 6||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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