Swimming duck pin

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

30.598

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Bronze pin; engraved and with banded decoration. Head in the form of a swimming duck. Green patina.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund