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Horse-Head Fibula
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Horse-Head Fibula


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Description This fibula is shaped like the head and neck of a horse. Dots suggest the texture of the coat and looped filigree is used for the mane. While the form of the pin was inspired by Roman examples, the subject matter, the horse, relects the importance of these animals to the Huns.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931 by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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early 5th century (Early Medieval)
Accession Number
57.482
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 1 7/16 x D: 5/16 in. (2.6 x 3.7 x 0.9 cm)
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