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Pin surmounted with Cupid and Psyche

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Divinities of love were commonly used on Roman jewelry.

Provenance

By date unknown: Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried Collection (acquired from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York between 1987 and 1991); year-end gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sally Fried to MFA, December 26, 1991; accessioned by MFA, January 22, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd or 3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length 9.8 cm; Width 2.5 cm

Accession Number

1991.1035

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches