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Gold, silver, garnet, and pearl pin

6th century B.C.
East Greek
Gold, silver,bronze,pearl,garnet
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.9 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1978
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Shaft of pin is of silver. Upper finial is an Ionic capital made of gold over a bronze core. Above capital, a hollow gold sphere in shape of a pomegranate is supported by 4 struts that originally held perforated pearls. Only one pearl is preserved. Top of pomegranate is decorated with a garnet held in a serrated circular frame.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1978. "One Hundred Eigth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1978." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 108: p. 45.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1979. "Notable Acquisitions, 1975-1979." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 15.

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