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Head of a pin with lions, bees, an ionic capital, and foliage

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The head of a straight pin. At the bottom are two globes, one above the other; above these globes, a four-sided Ionic capital; from the four volutes of the capital, rise lions, whose forepaws rest on the cone-shaped object at the center of the design, consisting of clusters of acanthus leaves. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to have been found at Aigion, but also said to have been found between Patras and Pyrgos.) [this provenance applies to 96.717-96.718 and 95.1402-95.1403, all having been found together]; October 1896: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, Late fifth century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Peloponnesus, Greece

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.7 x 4.9 x 5.1 cm (3 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

96.717

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment