Master-of-animals standard finial

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1000-650 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Copper alloy; cast
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 27.8 x 9.8 x 3 cm (10 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Master-of-animals standard in the form of an anthropomorphic tube flanked by rampant leonine creatures; the figure has stylized arms which grasp the necks of the flanking creatures. There are two faces on the tube, one at the top and the other in the middle; double predatory heads on either side, with a cock's head facing outward at the base of each neck. Both sides are identical. The tube has an opening at the upper end; in the lower end is inserted a hammered bronze tube.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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