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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 800-700 BCE
  • Geography

    Luristan, Iran
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.6 x 7.2 x 2.8 cm (3 x 2 13/16 x 1 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Finial in the form of two rampant caprids with fore and rear feet resting on horizontle rings. Horn ridges are indicated by a series of open loops extending the height of the horns. The muzzle and neck are thin and elongated. The back of the curving neck is notched to indicate a mane. The bodies of the creatures consist of decorated curving bars, the upper ones decorated with open loops (paralleling the horns), the lower ones of double twisted wire.
  • Provenance

    To the late 1950s or 1960s
    H. Khan Monif (died 1968), New York to the late 1950s or 1960s [1]
    From the late 1950s or 1960s to 1996
    Emma C. Bunker, purchased in New York City from H. Khan Monif in the late 1950s or 1960s [2]
    From 1996
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Mr. John B. and Mrs. Emma C. Bunker, Wheatland, WY, in 1996
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    H. Kahn Monif (died 1968)
    John B. Bunker and Emma C. Bunker
  • Origin

    Luristan, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Dr. Edith Porada
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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