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This was perhaps used in the hair. The point is bent into a small hook, and the opposite end is split to form flat spirals. There are linear incised decorations on one side of the pin. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Naples); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 274.

Dimensions

Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.649

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches