A bronze scabbard chape in the form of the head of a mythical beast

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A bronze scabbard chape in the form of the head of a mythical beast, with intricate swirling design in high relief.
Stock Number:
03220

Description

A bronze scabbard chape in the form of the head of a mythical beast, with intricate swirling design in high relief.

 

Origin:

Possibly Achaemenid, circa 7th-6th century B.C. Iran

Dimensions:

Height: 3.5 cm / Width: 4.3 cm

Reference: 

Sotheby's New York, December 17th 1992, lot: 21