Description This crossbow fibula was found together with a buckle (Walters 57.664) and some glass beads in 1876 at Nagy-Várad, Hungary (Oradea, Romania). It is decorated with garnet settings, cast S-shaped scrolls and banding, and four animal headed terminals, the largest with garnet inlaid eyes.
- Romans and Barbarians. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1976-1977.
- Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance [Found in Nagy-Várad (Grosswardein, Hungary, now Oradea, Romania), 1876]; A. Bolonyi, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Nagy-Várad Museum, Oradea (Romania), c. 1876, by gift; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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