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Dress Pin

Object Details

Title:

Dress Pin

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (South Italian)

Place:

South Italy (Place Created)

Date:

350–300 B.C.

Medium:

Silver and gold

Object Number:

96.AM.235

Dimensions:

11 × 3 × 2 cm (4 5/16 × 1 3/16 × 13/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman

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Object Description

Silver and gold fibula terminating in a spherical bead decorated with filigree petals. The flat plate is engraved with the low relief image of a seated woman holding up her veil (Aphrodite?) facing a winged Eros or Grace..

Provenance
Provenance
- 1989

Fritz Bürki (Zurich, Switzerland), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1989.

1989 - 1996

Barbara Fleischman and Lawrence Fleischman, American, 1925 - 1997 (New York, New York), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996.

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