Decorated disc pin
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan (?)
8th century B.C.
Width x length: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Copper pin, terminating in a disk, ornamented with a central sun-face, and life plant guarded by affronted griffins below and winged ibexes above. A part of the right side of the disc is broken off and missing
From Luristan. December 1939, purchased in Tehran by Dr. Erich B. Schmidt; 1941, given to the MFA by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute.
(Accession date: May 08, 1941)
Gift of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Oriental Institute