Four-headed bird amulet

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.626

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet, four green bird heads rising from a round base. Pale green patina. Suspension ring on top.

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