This bronze item is either a rod-holder or finial in the form of a stylized lion, outstretched with tail looped to form a small attachment ring. The metal shows a green patina with small spots of blue.
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