Cap from an axle
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: H. .072 D. .058
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cap from a wheel axle, featuring two crouching animals (lion?) with grotesque heads, large eyes and nose, small detached forelegs, and hind-legs with tail, in low relief. Red bronze, green patina, encrusted.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund