Torque

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
about 900 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 16.6 x 18.9 cm (6 9/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.612

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Torque (neck ring), twisted with smooth hooked ends. Green patina.

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