25 October 2006
A LURISTAN BRONZE FINIAL
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Janiform, with two rampant felines, with large curving haunches and curling tails, grasping a central grotesque head with knobbed terminal, with tubular mount with long neck, flaring rim and banded decoration, 12¼ in. (31 cm.) high incl. mount; a janiform bronze Master-of-Animals finial, the central tube terminating with human head, with arms grasping the necks of two flanking animals with protruding hips and long tails curled at the end, their heads now missing, with a tubular mount with notched and banded decoration, 14½ in. (37 cm.) high incl. mount; and a bronze pin, the terminal in the form of a wild goat head with notched looped horns, the elongated neck with three collars and bird protome, 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long, both early 1st millennium B.C., all mounted (3)
Acquired during the 1960s-1980s.
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