Description This ornament is called a "master-of-animals" standard due to its representation of a deity or demon flanked by monsters. Two cock heads emerge from the necks of the monsters. A second demon head is inserted midway down the body. These standards must have played a major role in the religious culture, and several examples have been excavated from burials.
|8/01/1972||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance [Found in Nevahend, Persia (?)]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931
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