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Decorated disc pin

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Copper pin, terminating in a disk, ornamented with a central sun-face, and life plant guarded by affronted griffins below and winged ibexes above. A part of the right side of the disc is broken off and missing


From Luristan. December 1939, purchased in Tehran by Dr. Erich B. Schmidt; 1941, given to the MFA by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute. (Accession date: May 08, 1941)

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Gift of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan (?), Iron Age, 8th century B.C.


Width x length: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae