Pin head

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.

Dimensions

Height: 3.05 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.812

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches

Pin head composed of disc with turned edges above five globes of increasing size. Remains of rusty iron shaft below.

Provenance

By date unknown: according to the entry in Sculpture in Stone and Bronze: possibly found on the road from Boiotia to Delphi with 1975.364, 1975.365, and 1975.811; by October 1974: in the trade according to Peter Sharrer; purchased by Peter Sharrer, Ancient Art, Inc., 72 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450, October 1974; purchased by MFA from Peter Sharrer, September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund