This pendant is inspired by a dove fibula discovered near Alesia in a temple dedicated to the Gaulish god Moritasgus.
A fibula is an ancient piece of jewellery which had a dual function, both to fasten a coat or a cloak like a pin and to decorate the same garment like a brooch. Fibulas were very fashionable during the Roman period from the first to the third centuries A.D.
Fibulas were often shaped like animals such as pea fowls, doves, deer and hares.
- Museum :
- Musée d'Archéologie nationale
- Museum of Conservation :
- ST GERMAIN EN LAYE