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Pinhead in the form of a lion

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Bronze pinhead in the form of a couchant lion. Iron pin now missing.


From West Azerbaijan, Soldus Valley, Hasanlu, level of the burned building. 1961, excavated by the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; given to the MFA in exchange for a contribution September 10, 1975. (Accession date: September 10, 1975)

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Gift of the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania in exchange for contribution from the Egyptian Curator's Fund and Anonymous gift

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, 1000–800 B.C.


Soldus Valley, West Azerbaijan


Length x width: 5 x 1.8 cm (1 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment