Ancient Greece, late Dark Ages to early Archaic Period, ca. 1050 to 700 BCE. A sizable and elegant fibula brooch formed from a single elongated thick bronze wire. A pair of large spirals comprise the majority of the pendant, one with eight rotations and the other with nine, with two small loops in the center, and a slender pin on the verso. A small fastener extends behind the center of one spiral and holds the pin within. Covered in lustrous layers of green and blue-green patina, this is a beautiful example from ancient Greece! Lucite display stand for photography purposes only. Size: 6.1" L x 2.625" W (15.5 cm x 6.7 cm).
For a similar example, please see the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, accession number M.91.364.32: https://collections.lacma.org/node/172920
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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Slight bending to overall form, small chip to tip of pin on verso, with light encrustations, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits as well as fabulous green and blue-green patina throughout. Old inventory label on verso.