Ibex head awl
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C. (?)
Legacy dimension: Length: .26
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Pin, heavy, squared, incised decoration terminating in the forepart of a leaping ibex with beard and exaggerated horns. 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