Handle

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: (of handle) .052 H. (of animals) .112

Accession Number

30.570

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Handle (probably of a whetstone), a lion rearing upon the back of a crouched ibex (or ram) with great horns. Green patina, horn broken (probably curved to reach the lion’s back).

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