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The top of this long pin is curved over, like a shepherd's crook. Green and dark brown patina.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 331.

Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.316

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches