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Ornamental pin

Unknown-0850/-0800

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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.

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Details

  • 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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