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Plate Fibula
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Plate Fibula

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Description The large size and gold foil inlays decorating the upper surface of the bow make this fibula especially noteworthy. The large catch-plate is incised on both sides with a delicate linear design of three fishes within a border. Like all fibulae, it functioned as a clothing fastener, usually worn as a pair on each shoulder.
Date Description Narrative
11/17/1965Examinationtechnical study
3/15/1966Examinationexamined for condition
6/15/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
8/10/1992Loan Considerationexamined for loan
8/10/1992Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; repaired; loss compensation; other
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1965, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1965

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750-700 BCE (Late Geometric)
bronze inlaid with gold
Accession Number
7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)


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