Ornament or Head of a Pin, Bone; incised and inlaid with paint

Ornament or Head of a Pin

Object Name:
Ornament or head of a pin
Date:
7th–8th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Bone; incised and inlaid with paint
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
W. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
D. 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)
Classification:
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2525
Not on view
Chauncey Murch, Luxor, Egypt (until d. 1907); Mrs. Chauncey Murch(1907–10); Helen Miller Gould, New York (1910; gifted to MMA)
Strzygowski, Josef. "Koptische Kunst." In Catalogue Generale du Musee du Caire. vol. 12. Vienna, 1904. no. 8882, ill. pl. XIX.

Wulff, Oskar. Altchristliche und Mittlealterliche Byzantinische und Italienische Bildwerke. vol. III, part 1. Belin, 1909. pp. 470-471, ill. pl. XXIII, Examples from VI - VII century called 'tops of hair pins'.