Ibex equine rod holder

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


Dimensions

Height: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.574

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

This bronze rod-holder depicts two stylized rampant ibexes opposing one another, shown with prominent, exaggerated horns. The metal is dark with a light green patina.

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