11 December 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
A EUROPEAN BRONZE FIBULA
SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPE, BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.
The body formed from five lengths of wire, all square in section, joined together by three straps, one with a long pin coiled at one end, extending along the length, spiraled and then looped to form the catch-plate, and four lengths of wire coiled into double spirals to the left and right of the central wire
11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) long
Wagner Collection, 1960s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 2001 (Reflections of the Past, no. 17).
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