Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Oversized, boat-shaped fibula (brooch), decorated on both sides
Boeotia, Greece
Geometric Period, 8th century BCE
Bronze
H: 9.5; W: 18.2 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.325
 
 
Brooches like these have been discovered in graves and sanctuaries, where they were deposited as gifts.

Publications:
Muscarella, Oscar White, ed., Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, Germany, 1974

Exhibition:
Gods and Mortals: Selected Objects from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 17/05/1992 - 31/10/1992

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir