Pin

Greek
Geometric Period
900–700 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 271; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.647

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

The upper part is decorated with zigzags, lightly incised. Pins similar to this and the following were found in the grave of a girl, about 1000 B.C., under the North end of the Stoa of Attalos in Athens. Green patina, slight surface corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: probably found in Boeotia; bought in Athens); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund