Needle or Pin

Cypriote
Geometric Period (?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 248.

Dimensions

6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4875

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

There is an eye-hook (mostly broken) at one end; the other end is broken off also. Slight ridge (?) at break. See 72.393.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription