Earring

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


Dimensions

Diameter: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.633

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Bronze earring, with three knobs. Green patina

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