Decorated bronze finial
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This bronze finial is of a cup or cap-like form. One end is of flat, knob-like shape that connects to a flaring, cup-like end that carries linear decoration and . pierced, cap-like form, upper half marked with linear and hatched decorations. Many areas show a greenish patina.
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