Decorated disc-shaped pin
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Length: 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Pin, with a head in the form of a large thin disc, hammered design of four circles enclosing a five-petalled motif, and cranes, in low relief. Green patina. Edge of disc uneven and broken.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund