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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.


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.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches