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Staff Head

Object Number:29-221-313
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Cow Head?
Bull Head?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:313 - Sommerville Number
1626 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
29-130-90 - Other Number


-Metal Staff with cow/bull head, -Head and Staff both Hollow, -Horns curl in opposite directions, -Incised pattern all over both the head and the staff, -Rusted, -Small x inised at base of head over neck

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Talismans (Maxwell Sommerville) (23 Oct 1889 - 31 Dec 1889) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 21, Fig. 1626View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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