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Straight pin

Straight pin with a bean-shaped head at right angles to the shaft. Oblique incisions in the head, two ridges at the neck.

Provenance

By 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, March 7, 1984

Credit Line

John Wheelock and John Morse Elliot Fund

Bronze Age Period, about 2500–2200 B.C.

Accession Number

1984.98

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches