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


incising, Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

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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