Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Height: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Horse trapping. Rod-holder, confronted lions rampant snarling with mouths open and tongues run out; elongated, stylized necks, small loop at end of tail; small lions leaping on the back of each, Green patina.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund