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Sword pommel

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Gold pommel of a Persian short sword in the shape of two calves' heads addorsed.

Provenance

By 1976: collection of Dr. and Mrs. Kurt H. Greineder, Framingham (probably acquired in Beirut); 1976: purchased by the MFA from the Greineders. (Accession date: September 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid, about 5th–4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 cm

Accession Number

1976.616

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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