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Crested bird amulet

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Amulet in the form of a bird with crest and beak, suspension ring at back of neck. Green 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

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

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.627

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets