Romano-Egyptian Coptic Carved Bone Pin

$86.45

An ancient Romano-Egyptian Coptic period bone pin. It features a decorated head with protruding elements to each side and thin yarn-comb bristles to the top. Incised circle and dot patterns add further decoration, with red and black paint pigments still visible within the incisions. The cylindrical shaft tapers into a narrow point.

Date: Circa 3rd - 6th Century AD
Period: Coptic Period
Condition: Very fine condition. Complete and intact.

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SKU: AH-927 Category: Tag:

Bone would have been carved to create pins, used to facilitate the elaborate female hairstyles of the period. The hair would have to be twisted and coiled, to prevent the smooth pin from falling out. Bone also was used as a medium for everyday items, such as spoons, forks and wool implements.

Weight 2.46 g
Dimensions L 6.6 cm
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