Agora Object: BI 514
Inventory Number:   BI 514
Section Number:   ΕΕ 267
Title:   Two Ivory or Bone Brooches or Hair Ornaments
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Ελεφαντοστέινα κοσμήματα κόμης 1400 – 1375 π.Χ.
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   The plain flat base of both brooches are preserved, that of a) the longer, rounded at one end and squared off at the other; that of b) rounded at both ends and with a shallow depression as if for a finger hold on the under-side, near the end at which the pin is attached. The pins, much mended and in both cases broken at both ends, consists each of a long piece, oval in section for most of the preserved length, but flattened toward the end at which they are attached to the bars; at the point of attachment, they curve around to form a sharp hook, projecting beyond the line of the bar. The outer edge of the pin on a), near the point of attachment, is serrated, and the serrations continue around the edge of the hook part. A similar serrated piece appears to belong to b).
Nothing of any catch at the opposite end is preserved, nor is it clear how bar and pin were fastened together.
c) is a plain rounded fragment of a pin perhaps from a similar brooch.
Context:   Mycenaean chamber tomb, lying on bronze disk, B 705 (EE 265), and on floor of chamber beside it, ca. 0.40m. from south wall at about its mid-point.
Handling:   Dec.1, 2003- South Workroom-Case 52-U, Container 3
Notebook Page:   484
Negatives:   Leica, color slide, XVIII-95
Dimensions:   L. a) (bar) 0.14, b) (bar) 0.097; P.L. c) 0.087, a) (pin) 0.103, b) (pin) 0.103; W. a) 0.015, b) 0.015
Material:   Ivory
Date:   2 June 1939
Section:   ΕΕ
Deposit:   N 21-22:1
Bibliography:   Hesperia 9 (1940), p. 288, fig 30.
    AJA 43 (1939), p. 585, fig. 15.
    Agora XIII, p. 167, pl. 33, no. I 18.
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 9 (1940)
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Deposit: N 21-22:1
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