Bow Fibula (Brooch)

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Geometric Period (800–700 BC)

Artist:

Greek; Thessaly

About this artwork

This precious bronze object is a votive, or devotional gift, made as an offering to the gods. They come in many forms, such as animals, beads and brooches. Many seem once to have been attached to something else. Votiveswere hung from sacred trees or placed in sanctuaries around Greece. Once a shrine was full, the votives were ceremonially buried to make room for more offerings.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Bow Fibula (Brooch)

Origin

Greece

Date

800 BC–700 BC

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

6.6 × 10.7 × 2.6 cm (2 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander

Reference Number

2008.570

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