4 June 2015
A LURISTAN BRONZE GODDESS FINIAL
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Her columnar body with a narrow waist and prominent buttocks, her legs together with the knees bent, her arms at her side and bent, with her hands wrapped around her breasts, a bird head emerging from each shoulder, the avian body modeled along each of her upper arms, wearing a wide flanged belt, an elaborate broad collar and a diadem, her face with large convex eyes, a smiling mouth and a prominent nose leading to gently-arching brows, a circular collar at the upper and lower ends
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high
Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart, New York and Arizona.
The Breitbart Collection of Antiquities and Ancient Glass; Sotheby's, New York, 20 June 1990, lot 118.
with The Merrin Gallery, New York, 1990.
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