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Pin with globular head

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A straight pin with globular head decorated with palmettes, rosettes and circled. The interstices are covered with mass granulation. Floral leaves are bordered by filigree; the petals are left plain. The globe is topped with a rosette with a pyramid of small beads in the center.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (from the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-4, 1900); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.


Overall: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.) Overall: 4.64 gm (0.01 lb.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches