by 1982 - 1983
Robin Symes, Limited, Founded 1977, dissolved 2005 (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.
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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 110, The Etruscans
Fibula with Rosettes
Etruria (Place Created)
4.6 × 2 × 1.5 cm (1 13/16 × 13/16 × 9/16 in.)
This leech-shaped fibula ("fibula a sanguisuga") has a hollow arched bow and is decorated with beaded wire, granulation, and foil rosettes on the sides of the bow and at the end of the long catchplate. The pin is thicker at the end than in the middle, which is unusual, and remains of solder near the catchplate is not a repair but rather part of the original construction. Women often wore multiple fibulae to fasten their garments. Many examples of this fibula type come from cemeteries at the site of Vulci.