Garment pin

Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, ca. 1200-800 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 17.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm (6 3/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of The Duncan M. Whittome Revocable Trust in memory of Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr.
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1995.106
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
incising, Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

Bronze pins with decorated heads were popular personal ornaments in the ancient Near East, used by both men and women to fasten their garments. Many pins of this type, often decorated with animal figures, have been recovered from cemeteries in western Iran dating from the second and early first millennia B.C.E.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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