Iran / Finial: Dragon Head / Seljuk period, 11th-14th CenturyIran
Finial: Dragon Head
Seljuk period, 11th-14th Century

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Creator Nationality: Iran
Creator Name-CRT: Iran
Title: Finial: Dragon Head
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Creation Start Date: 1000
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: Seljuk period, 11th-14th Century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 4 29/32 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/32 in. (12.5 x 3.5 x 10.2 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1963.24
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase
Context: Metal ornaments like this mythic dragon decorated the tops of poles carried in religious processions. Although made for Muslim festivals, the dragon is an age-old figure in North Asian art.
AMICA ID: DMA_.1963.24
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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