Long metal ornamental pins with large square or round heads were used to attach garments to each other. But they also possessed ritual significance, and they may have played a role in the symbolic sealing of marriages. In the mountainous regions of Iran, the bride’s parents still present a pin to the parents of the bridegroom to this day, in confirmation of the marriage.


  • Title: Ornamental pin
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0850/-0800
  • Location: West-Iran, Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: h25 cm
  • Datering: 850-800 v.C.
  • Afmetingen: lengte: 25 cm, diam: 11,5 cm
  • Type: pin
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: metal ; bronze


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