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Decorated disc-shaped pin

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Pin, with a head in the form of a large thin disc, hammered design of four circles enclosing a five-petalled motif, and cranes, in low relief. Green patina. Edge of disc uneven and broken.

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: 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae