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Leech Fibula

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Leech Fibula

Culture Group: Villanovan
Culture: Villanovan
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 4.9 cm (1 7/8 inches) W. 3.5 cm. (1 3/8 inches)
Classification: Decorative Art
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D.
Label Text:Bronze Leech Fibula, 6th century BCE
Collection of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Anonymous Gift, 2006.1.197

The leech fibula is named after the swollen form of its body.

Object number: 2006.1.197
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