Roaring bronze lion

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


Dimensions

Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.620

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Small statue in the form of a roaring lion standing on a flat base. There is a green patina. The surface is corroded. The details are worn.

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