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Fibula (Garment Pin)

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Geometric Period (about 800 BCE)

Artist:

Greek; probably from Southern Italy

About this artwork

Worn as a clasp for clothing, this type of double-spiral fibula was popular in Greece before the style was adopted in the southern Italian peninsula.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Fibula (Garment Pin)

Origin

Southern Italy

Date

800 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

4.3 × 10 × 1.2 cm (1 3/4 × 25.4 × 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Staff of the Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1986.973

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