Spiral Fibula

Geometric Period Greek Fibula

Spiral Fibula

Greek, Geometric Period, 8th Century B.C.

Bronze, Height: 5 1/2  by 2 1/4 inches wide

Of a simple double spiral form created from one continuous piece of wire, this beautiful object served as a fibula, i.e., a pin to hold a cloak together.  It’s simple form belies the incredible skill it took to make, the wire is not round, rather has angles to it and the angle is kept consistent throughout the entire curving bends that form the spirals. Beautiful and rather amazing.

(Inventory #CA0004)