Scabbard chape

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Achaemenid
550–331 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: W. 5 cm H. 3.2 cm

Accession Number

68.754

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Achaemenid scabbard chape showing head of a mountain goat. This piece formed the base for a sword scabbard.

Provenance

By 1968: with Roger Kawam; 1968: purchased by by the MFA from Mr. Kawam.
(Accession date: December 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund