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Bronze toggle pin

Period:
Middle Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1900–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 5 5/8in. (14.3cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5522
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
These pins, of Asiatic origin, were made in Cyprus throughout the Middle Bronze Age and into the Late Bronze Age. The eyelet was punched through the bronze after the pin was cast.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4678, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 892, p. 303, New York: Gilliss Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 93, pp. 56-57, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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