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Title:Pin with animal figure
Date Made:800-600 BCE
Type:Personal Gear
Place Made:Asia; Iran; Luristan
Measurements:Overall: 5 1/4 in x 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 13.335 cm x 1.27 cm x .9525 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1931.3.A(c).I
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

Narrow pin decorated at one end with a stylized figure of a crouching animal (lion) positioned so that the animal's head faces away from the shaft of the pin. The lion has prominent and stylized eyes, snout, haunches, feet and curled tail. The shaft of the pin joins the animal under its tail with a group of three bands of incised lines.

ancient; archaeology; funeral rites and ceremonies

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