Northern Greek Silver Fibula

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 5.6 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2184
Provenance: Collection family Neumeier, Reinheim, acquired in the 1960s. On 3 May 2015 sold to Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01490. With certificate of Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter.
Condition: Needle missing, otherwise an exquisite example.
Description: Large fibula of a solid silver bow with five spike rings, framed by a pearl wire. The triangular needle holder with a plastically set off string of pearls on the side. On the front a notched palmette, on the back a punched circular motive. On the rectangular needle holder on the other side distinctive pinned decoration beads. For reference see the modell in the Metropolitan Museum Accession Number: 52.36. Another similar modell see: John Boardman, Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem 2012, "Pure Gold", fig. 31.