Bow Fibula, between 500 and 550

  • Italian

Gilt bronze, semi-precious stones

  • Overall: 9 1/4 × 5 × 1 3/4 inches (23.5 × 12.7 × 4.4 cm)

Gift of Prof. Luigi Grassi

26.159

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W242

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Arabesques
  • Geometric patterns
  • Gilding
  • Bronze
  • Stone
  • Fibula
  • Italy

(Luigi Grassi, Florence, Italy)

1926-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Kühn, H. "A Notable Ostrogoth Bow-Fibula." The Art Quarterly 1, no. 4 (1938): pp. 268-272; p. 268, fig. 1 (ill.). Calkins, R. A Medieval Treasury: An Exhibition of Medieval Art from the Third to the Sixteenth Century. Exh. cat. Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University. Ithaca, 1968, no. 20, p. 112.

Italian, Bow Fibula, between 500 and 550, gilt bronze, semi-precious stones. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Prof. Luigi Grassi, 26.159.