University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-221-314
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Technique:Gilded
Incised
Iconography:Bovine
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:314 - Sommerville Number
1627 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
29-130-89 - Other Number

Description

-Metal staff with Bovine Head, -Both Staff and Head are hollow, -Horns curl, -"Gilding" left on horns and eyes, -Incised pattern on staff and head, -very rusted


Bibliography:

[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. Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 21, Fig. 1627View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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