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Acquired in 1863 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
550 BC-500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Fibula, gold, with a winged lion in stamped work, Tuscany (Etruria), 550-500 BC
dimensions
Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 7 cm, Depth: 1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Webb Collection
id
85807
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:11:20.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:11:20.000Z
latitude
39.606985
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf B, box 9
longitude
16.711725
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, stamped work
museum_number
8841-1863
museum_number_token
88411863
object_number
O110960
object_type
Fibula
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pin (fibula), gold, with a winged lion in stamped work. On the sheath for the (missing) pin, lions and doves.
place
Tuscany
primary_image_id
2007BN4399
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This is a well knowns type of gold brooch (finula), popular in Etruria towards the end of the sixth century BC. The type developed from the basic bow fibula, which had already been popular in Italy for several hundred years. The once simple bow-shape has been replaced by the body of an animal. This brooch is decorated with a chimaera (a beast composed of parts of various animals), with the head and body of a lion with wings and a serpent-head tail. The beast on this brooch opens its jaws. Behind is a bird surrounded by two lions. The brooch is made from gold sheet with the animals made in two halves which have been stamped into a mould and soldered together lengthwisedown their body.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
fibula-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
stamping
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-500
year_start
-550