End of a pin or a plug

Greek
Geometric Period
about 750 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 013.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.742

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

An uncertain creature, resembling a monkey or even a grasshopper, sits in the frame-work of a shaft enriched with a series of buttons or studs set in pairs opposite each other. The shaft terminates in a round base. Green and brown patina. Broken and mended where neck of figure joins body.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland (said in his letter of May 11, 1967 to come from Tricala, Thessaly); gift of Dr. Elie Borowski to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski