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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.


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches