Figural finial with ibexes
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height x width: 8.4 x 9.6 cm (3 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This bronze cap or finial depicts a stylized arrangement of a horned figure flanked by two ibexes. The curved horns of the ibexes are emphacized by exaggeration. Their necks and forepaws emerge from a cylindrical cap component at botton, which is pierced laterally and has two thin modelled lines near base. The metal shows a green 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