Decorated disc pin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan (?)
Iron Age
8th century B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.342

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Copper pin, terminating in a disk, ornamented with a central sun-face, and life plant guarded by affronted griffins below and winged ibexes above. A part of the right side of the disc is broken off and missing

Provenance

From Luristan. December 1939, purchased in Tehran by Dr. Erich B. Schmidt; 1941, given to the MFA by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute.
(Accession date: May 08, 1941)

Credit Line

Gift of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute