Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Fibula

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This glorious fibula, or safety pin, is decorated with elaborate patterns created by finely executed granulation, consisting of tiny gold balls soldered to the smooth gold surface.  This sophisticated metalworking technique reveal the degree of skill attained by the Etruscan goldsmiths.

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L 4, 9.5 grams

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M. H. de Young

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