Ibex equine rod holder
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Height: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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