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Bone pin

Period:
Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Ivory or bone
Dimensions:
H.: 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.457
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The length of this pin suggests that it may have been used in a woman's elaborate coiffure.
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