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Incised lion pin

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Pin, bands of crossed lines and incised borders, and head in the form of a crouching, roaring lion. Greenish patina.


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.


Length: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, greenish patina


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae