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Pin with globular head

Straight pin with globular head covered with granules. Several grains are fused and irregular. The globe is topped with a pyramid of five beads.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (from the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-4, 1900); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Accession Number

01.8166

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches