The upper part is decorated with zigzags, lightly incised. Pins similar to this and the following were found in the grave of a girl, about 1000 B.C., under the North end of the Stoa of Attalos in Athens. Green patina, slight surface corrosion.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: probably found in Boeotia; bought in Athens); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund
Greek, Geometric Period, 900–700 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 271; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Length: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)
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