|CENTRAL EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE FIBULA OF THE PASSEMENTERIE TYPE
A large, multi-piece bronze bar with green patina. Three horizontal needles with square cross-section terminating in spirals. A bent attachment hook in front of the large spiral. Eight connected stylised bird motifs (two incomplete) with rattle plates in the form of stylised swords hanging on rings.
Ca. 1200 BC
W. 9 in. (23 cm.)
Ex German collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 72.
For a nearly identical example see: Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Fall 2008, p. 7.