Roman bronze fibulae, 100-300 A.D.

The fibulae were the metal pieces used to hold and join the Roman clothes and tunics since there were no buttons. It would be the simile of the buckles. Some fibulae were embellished with decorative plates, although in this case the decoration is absent but it is compensated with the stylization of the arch that provides a unique elegance. The first and second centuries A.D. belong to the period known as High Imperial Rome, that is, the period of splendour of the Roman Empire. It is a flourishing period thanks to the arrival to power of Augustus, who drives powerful changes in the Empire that have an impact on Roman art. During this period, the aesthetics of sculpture came from the Hellenistic world and, with respect to typologies, historical relief and portraits predominated, which sought to promote the most important characters or events.


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