Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: H. .109
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Rod-holder in the form of large-eared masks back to back between confronted lions; below two larger pairs of lions confronted, hind legs and tail, only, represented. Green patina.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund