Fibula

  • Ramona Solberg, Fibula, ca. 1985, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard P. Wilson, 1990.93

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Ramona Solberg came up with the idea for these brooches when her local bead society had a bazaar, and she chose to combine them with metal rather than string them conventionally. These pieces recall the fibulae that the ancient Celts used to fasten cloaks around their shoulders.

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“I have been influenced by the ethnic jewelry I have collected from around the world. The well-worn, warm primitive quality is something I enjoy.” Artist quoted in Adornment Newsletter, Fall 2001

Title
Fibula
Artists
Date
ca. 1985
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. (13.4 x 5.4 x 2.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Richard P. Wilson

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Classifications
Object Number
1990.93
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