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Throne Leg in the Shape of a Griffin

Object Name: Throne leg
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Geography: probably Western Iran
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Bronze; cast around a ceramic core and chased
Dimensions: Gr. H. (base on top of iron rod) = 22 7/16 in. (57.0 cm) Gr. W. (at top) = 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Gr. Diam. (beak to back of strut) = 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification: Metal
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.143

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