Axel cap ?

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .132

Accession Number

34.176

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Transportation

Bronze cap for a wheel axel? Two affronted beasts, with one horn and plumed tail. Green patina. Flattened and broken on one side. 31.373 is similar in shape.

Provenance

By 1934: with Mostahedda and Sons, Inc., New York; 1934: purchased by the MFA for $200.

(Accession date: May 3, 1934)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund