Incised duck pin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Achaemenid?
Early first millennium B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14.8 x 5.3 x 0.3 cm (5 13/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.8

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

This silver pin is incised with linear designs and ducks and has a curved finial. The shape may represent a female fertility figure.

Provenance

By 1993, Ronald and Noele Mele, Mele Gallery, New York; 1993, sold by the Mele Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: January 27, 1993)

(Accession date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund