Pin surmounted with Cupid and Psyche

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd or 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length 9.8 cm; Width 2.5 cm

Accession Number

1991.1035

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

Divinities of love were commonly used on Roman jewelry.

Provenance

By date unknown: Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried Collection (acquired from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York between 1987 and 1991); year-end gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sally Fried to MFA, December 26, 1991; accessioned by MFA, January 22, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried