Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: Length: (of handle) .052 H. (of animals) .112
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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).
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