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Bone pin

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
length 4 1/8in. (10.5cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5205
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The busts were worked separately and attached. Such ornate pins were probably used as hair ornaments.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5947, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 493, pp. 292-3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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