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Carnelian-topped pin

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Bronze pin, end banded and engraved, topped with a carnelian knob. Patches of green patina.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.* (Accession date: August 7, 1930) *Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 7th–4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.602

Medium or Technique

Bronze, carnelian

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae