Outstretched lion rod-holder
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Length: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bronze item is either a rod-holder or finial in the form of a stylized lion, outstretched with tail looped to form a small attachment ring. The metal shows a green patina with small spots of blue.
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