Carnelian-topped pin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.602

Medium or Technique

Bronze, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Bronze pin, end banded and engraved, topped with a carnelian knob. Patches of green patina.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund