Decorated disc-shaped pin

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


Dimensions

Length: 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Pin, with a head in the form of a large thin disc, hammered design of four circles enclosing a five-petalled motif, and cranes, in low relief. Green patina. Edge of disc uneven and broken.

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