Finial

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Parthian
249 B.C.–A.D. 224


Place of Manufacture: eastern Anatolia

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 x 6 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.101

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Finial or spout representing a Gaul’s head.

Provenance

1976, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: March 10, 1976)

NOTE: Said at the time of acquisition to have been found in Eastern Anatolia.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund