Osservazioni su una fibula del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Atene
Diana Savella Στο F. Longo, R. di Cesare & S. Privitera (eds) 2016. ΔΡΟΜΟΙ. Studi sul mondo antico offerti a Emanuele Greco dagli allievi della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Atene-Paestum: 277-283.
Starting from a bronze fibula in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the author examines the spread of ornaments through Greece and Italy in LHIIIB and LHIIIC over an extensive trade network supplying raw materials and valuable artifacts throughout the Mediterranean. An intrinsic component of personal attire, fibulae belong to those categories of bronze artifacts embedded in broader circuits and therefore defined as ‘international bronzes. This class of objects attests to the technological level achieved in metallurgical production and the circulation of patterns between different areas where similar, sometimes identical shapes occur, bearing witness to contacts and reciprocal influences.