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Finial in the form of a lion

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.587

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Animal-related

Finial, topped with crouching lion with yawning jaws; large holes for attaching. Dark green, smooth patina. Upper jaw and lower edge broken before burial.

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