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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.55
Title
Bone Hair Pin
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
jewelry
Date
1st-4th century
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/178673
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bone
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Provenance
The Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University (before 1970-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.55
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bone hair pin with a circular-sectioned shaft that tapers to a very sharp point. The finial is incised with a reticular pattern and possibly represents a pinecone. Two deeply incised lines encircle the tip of the finial.
Publication History

John Crawford, Sidney Goldstein, George M. A. Hanfmann, John Kroll, Judith Lerner, Miranda Marvin, Charlotte Moore, and Duane Roller, Objects of Ancient Daily Life. A Catalogue of the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection Belonging to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, ed. Jane Waldbaum, Department of the Classics (unpublished manuscript, 1970), BI33, p. 137 [J. A. Lerner]

Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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