Bronze cup with bird on handle

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .059 D. .008

Accession Number

30.555

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bronze cup with small bird perched on the handle. Small flat base, plain rim, Steel-gray patina with patches of green.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund