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Bracelet

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.617

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Bracelet, open, with ends in the form of the head and shoulders of leaping rams (?). Ends black bronze, ring patinated green.

Provenance

By 1930, acquired in Iran, probably by Ayoub Rabenou, Paris; 1930, sold by Rabenou, through Arthur Upham Pope (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Paris, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: August 7, 1930)

NOTE: MFA accession nos. 30.544-30.637 were purchased from Arthur Upham Pope for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission. According to Pope, the majority of the group belonged to Rabenou.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund