Incised lion pin

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


Dimensions

Length: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.608

Medium or Technique

Bronze, greenish patina

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fibulae

Pin, bands of crossed lines and incised borders, and head in the form of a crouching, roaring lion. Greenish 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