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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.283
Title
Head of a Toggle Pin: Calf Protome
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Stylized Animal Pendant with Loop (?) on end - Given for experimental purposes
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
7th-6th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Luristan (Iran)
Culture
Iranian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182299
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
12.13 g
1.17 x 5.1 cm (7/16 x 2 in.)
Provenance
Gift of Dr. Jerome Eisenberg, 2000.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Jerome M. Eisenberg
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.283
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Zoomorphic head of a bronze toggle pin with missing pinshaft. Pin head is decorated with the head and stylized body of a calf, with snub snout, bulbous eyes, and flatly rendered looped ears. The front and back haunches of the calf appear as thick ridges, with narrow extensions from each to the underside of the animal meant to represent legs. The haunches are separated by ring moldings, which continue, then, behind the calf's hind quarters. A loop projects from the molding just before the point where the pin head has been broken from its now missing shaft.

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