Finial in the form of a lion
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Finial, topped with crouching lion with yawning jaws; large holes for attaching. Dark green, smooth patina. Upper jaw and lower edge broken before burial.
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