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Quartet of “horse and rider” fibulae (garment-fasteners)

Quartet of “horse and rider” <i>fibulae</i> (garment-fasteners)

Quartet of “horse and rider” fibulae (garment-fasteners)

Bronze

L: 11 cm

Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

91.71.318

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Fibulae are found in large numbers in tombs of the 9th to the early 7th century BCE in Italy. Their presence indicates that the dead were buried with ample clothing, though few traces of these textiles remain.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

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