Needle or Pin
Geometric Period (?)
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 248.
6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
There is an eye-hook (mostly broken) at one end; the other end is broken off also. Slight ridge (?) at break. See 72.393.
By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription