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Scabbard mount

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Achaemenid scabbard mount showing head of a mountain goat. This piece formed the base for a sword scabbard.

Provenance

By 1968: with Roger Kawam; 1968: purchased by by the MFA from Mr. Kawam. (Accession date: December 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid, 550–331 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: W. 5 cm H. 3.2 cm

Accession Number

68.754

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives