Pinhead in the form of a lion

Near Eastern, Iranian
Iron Age
1000–800 B.C.

Findspot: Soldus Valley, West Azerbaijan, Hasanlu


Length x width: 5 x 1.8 cm (1 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

Bronze pinhead in the form of a couchant lion. Iron pin now missing.


From West Azerbaijan, Soldus Valley, Hasanlu, level of the burned building. 1961, excavated by the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; given to the MFA in exchange for a contribution September 10, 1975.
(Accession date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania in exchange for contribution from the Egyptian Curator's Fund and Anonymous gift