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Themes of hunting and combat are evoked by this stand with gaping dragon heads and figures armed with swords and spears.

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  • Title: Dragon-headed Stand
  • Date Created: 1200s
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 7.2 x 19.2 cm (2 13/16 x 7 9/16 in.)
  • Provenance: (Mrs. Paul [Marguerite] Mallon [d. 1977], Paris, France, and New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Metalwork
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1952.8
  • Medium: cast brass inlaid with silver
  • Inscriptions: None
  • Fun Fact: The four-legged stand has two interlocking parts.
  • Department: Islamic Art
  • Culture: Northern Iraq or Syria, Zangid (1127–1251) or Ayyubid period (1171–1260)
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: Islamic Art
  • Accession Number: 1952.8

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