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Bone pin

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
length 4 3/16in. (10.6cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5206
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

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. CXVI, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5946, 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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