A Parthian silver pin head with a couple, 250 - 300 A.D.
Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A94kua | Live auction | 479 Lots
DescriptionExceptional head of a silver pin in the form of a seated couple. The woman wearing a himation, holding a bowl in her right hand, her left hand resting on her left knee. Her bearded husband wearing a belted tunic, leaning back, his left hand missing, his right resting on the woman's back. The couple is placed on the top of a capital, the pin broken at the base. Height 3.3 cm. Weight 16.9 g. An identical Parthian pin is housed in the British Museum (no. 141529).
Provenance: From a private collection in Rhineland-Palatinate, formed by the consignor's grandfather.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?