Incised lion pin
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Length: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze, greenish patina
Not On View
Pin, bands of crossed lines and incised borders, and head in the form of a crouching, roaring lion. Greenish 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