Phrygian Bronze Fibula


Phrygian Bronze Fibula

An ancient Phrygian bronze semi-circular fibula or brooch, a cloak pin, with prominent knobs.

Phrygia, Anatolia.
Ca. 8th - 7th century ? BC.
Length: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm).

In the 8th century BC, the Phrygian bow brooch or fibula became the most prevalent type in Asia Minor. They are of semicircular arched form decorated with knobs, ridges, and volutes.

cf.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. 1970.231.1.

Formerly in the George R. Francoeur Trust, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Inv#: 7709


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