Finial with animal masks
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bronze finial has a domed-shape cap element with two animal masks attached. The metal is largely covered by a ligh green, slightly flaking patina, thick in some areas.
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