Silver and gold fibula terminating in a spherical bead decorated with filigree petals. The flat plate is engraved with the low relief image of a seated woman holding up her veil (Aphrodite?) facing a winged Eros or Grace..


  • Title: Dress Pin (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 350–300 B.C.
  • Location Created: South Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 11 × 3 × 2 cm (4 5/16 × 1 3/16 × 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Fibula
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver and gold
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 96.AM.235
  • Culture: Greek (South Italian)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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