Pin with Mounted Bead
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Roman Period (probably)
Total length: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Bead: 3/8 x 3/16 in. (1 x 0.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Gold pin with mounted amethyst colored glass bead. Shaft of pin flat at top tapering to point at base. Glass bead of inverted pear shape pierced by shaft of pin. Held in place at top of shaft by two gold wires wound around shaft.
Condition: Base of shaft bent. Surface of bead highly irridescent.
This item is not on view
Pin with Mounted Bead, 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Gold, glass, Total length: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.221. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.221_view1.jpg)
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