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Quatrefoil Fibula
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Quatrefoil Fibula


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Description The quadruple spiral has a long history in the jewelry of Anatolia (present-day Turkey) and the Near East from around 3000 BC. This variant was developed in Sicily and is found in numerous 8th-century burials in South Italy.
Provenance Private collection, Germany; Fortuna Fine Arts Limited, New York, 1997; Walters Art Museum, 1997, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1997

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9th-8th century BC (Geometric)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2943
Measurements
H: 3/4 x W: 4 3/4 x D: 7/8 in. (12 x 12 x 2.2 cm)
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