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Sanguisuga fibula (garment-fastening)

Sanguisuga fibula (garment-fastening)

Sanguisuga fibula (garment-fastening)

Bronze

H: 7.6 cm; W: 2.8 cm

Gift of Flora Svarc, Berkeley, California

Accession number:

92.42.112

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Fibulae such as this one, named for their resemblance to leeches, were almost exclusive to female burials, where they have been found in pairs or in groups of four.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English

Chronicles of the Land, Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Dayagi-Mendels Michal, and Rozenberg, Silvia (eds.), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2010

Exhibitions:

Italy of the Etruscans: Archaeological finds from the First Millenium, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 18/06/1991 - 18/11/1991