Fritz Bürki (Zurich, Switzerland), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1989.
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Greek (South Italian)
South Italy (Place Created)
Silver and gold
11 × 3 × 2 cm (4 5/16 × 1 3/16 × 13/16 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
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..
True, Marion, and Kenneth Hamma, eds. A Passion For Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, exh. cat. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), p. 354, cat. no. 208.
"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 235.