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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

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