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Etruscan fibula

Unknown6th century BCE

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
Pforzheim, Germany

Fibulae were not only regarded as useful devices, they were often lavishly decorated as well. This small fibula enhanced with a sphinx on the catch was created in Etruria. The Etruscans were virtuoso masters of the goldsmith’s craft, as is also evidenced by the next piece.

Details

  • Title: Etruscan fibula
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 6th century BCE
  • Location Created: Etruria
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Photographer: Petra Jaschke
  • Medium: Gold

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