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Collections / Ricerca / Etruscan Collection: the Orientalizing phase

A pair of fibulae with a flattened bow

The two fibulae made of silver and gold-plated silver are the sophisticated variant of one of the most typical shapes attested in the area of Bologna during the Orientalising phase, characterised by an extremely flattened bow, which was decorated sometimes with daisies and small lateral disks, and a long foot.

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A strip decorated with gold-plated silver filigree adorns these samples, which were discovered in one of the most lavish females’ sepulchres belonging to this period.

Provenance: Bologna, Aureli Necropolis, tomb 11
Datation: 625 - 600 B.C.
Material: silver and gold-plated silver
Dimensions: length: 3.6 cm; 5 cm.
Inventory #: 25679, 25680

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