Straight pin

Bronze Age Period
about 2500–2200 B.C.


Dimensions

6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.98

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Straight pin with a bean-shaped head at right angles to the shaft. Oblique incisions in the head, two ridges at the neck.

Provenance

By 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, March 7, 1984

Credit Line

John Wheelock and John Morse Elliot Fund