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Sun-disk pectoral

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Sun-disk pectoral. Two outer rims of hatched dashes; eleven-pointed star with 4 bosses between each point; in center large boss whose center was depressed, apparently to take inlay. Hasp for attaching to necklace. This type of ornament, which was widely imitated and used in Iran, originated in...

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By 1960: with Dariush Broumand, New York, New York; 1960: purchased by the MFA from Dariush Broumand. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.

Object Place

Caspian coastal region, Iran


Overall: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants