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Leech Fibula
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Leech Fibula


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Description This type of typical Etruscan fibula is called "sanguisuga," or leech, due to the shape of its bow. It is decorated with granulation and filigree.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/12/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as part of "Jugoslavian Treasure"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
7th century BC (Orientalizing)
Accession Number
57.483
Measurements
3/8 x 13/16 x 1/4 in. (1 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm)
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