Finial with Two Makaras
Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
Metal ornament designed to stand at the top of a shaft, possibly serving as a lamp or candle-holder. On either side of a hollow cone are makaras (dragon-like sea monsters) with small cylindrical cups on top of their heads. A tall tapering finial stands at the center, with flaming ornaments on both faces and on and around the makaras.
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Finial with Two Makaras, 13th-15th century. Bronze, height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, 2021.1.60 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2021.1.60.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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