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Ornament or Head of a Pin

Object Name:
Ornament or head of a pin
7th–8th century
Attributed to Egypt
Bone; incised and inlaid with paint
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm) W. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) D. 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
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'.

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