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Visigothic - Bow Fibula - Walters 571878 - Top Three Quarter

Visigothic - Bow Fibula - Walters 571878 - Top Three Quarter

 
 
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Summary

Bow fibula were used in pairs to fasten clothing on each shoulder of the wearer, usually a woman. This type of elegant silver fibula was popular with the Visigoths with its clean and simple lines. The three knobs (one missing) projecting off the head-plate would have held the springs of the pin, while the metal strips to which they are attached would have reinforced the thin silver.

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Date

1000 - 1450
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Source

Walters Art Museum
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