Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mirror or lid with handle in the form of a lion

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
2.75 in. (6.99 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.30.10
Not on view
1935, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1936, ceded in the division of finds.

“Animal Art from the Ancient Near East,” Queens College of the City University of New York, November–December 1968.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, no. 72.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 166-167, fig. 62f.
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