Ibex pin

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


Dimensions

Length: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.609

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Short bronze pin terminating in the face of an ibex. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1930, acquired in Iran, probably by Ayoub Rabenou, Paris; 1930, sold by Rabenou, through Arthur Upham Pope (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Paris, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: August 7, 1930)

NOTE: MFA accession nos. 30.544-30.637 were purchased from Arthur Upham Pope for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission. According to Pope, the majority of the group belonged to Rabenou.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund