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Victory (Nike) on a pin, holding a wreath

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Pin with figure of Nike-Victoria on the top. She holds a wreath in her lowered right hand. The pin was either used as a hairpin or to secure garments as an alternative to a brooch.

Provenance

By 1974: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (said to have come from Britain); April 14, 1976: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

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

Dimensions

Height (max.): 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in) Height (Nike): 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.127

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches