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Pin with globular head

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.) Overall: 3.16 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

01.8166

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches

Straight pin with globular head covered with granules. Several grains are fused and irregular. The globe is topped with a pyramid of five beads.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (from the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-4, 1900); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution