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Rod-holder

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This item is likely a bronze rod-holder or perhaps alternately a small pierced handle. It is shaped as a cylinder that terminates in a horned mask element dos à dos (i.e. back to back). Decorative banded elements appear at the bottom and just below the masks. There is a light green patina...

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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

Length: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.592

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related