8 June 2004,
Price realised USD 2,390
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A LURISTAN BRONZE STANDARD FINIAL
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
In the form of the "Master of the Animals," each hand holding the neck of a predatory animal, with a cock's head facing outward at the base, a human head on the torso, another below the feet; together with a standard finial with two rampant felines; two stylized horses, one small, one large, each standing foursquare, the larger with a bulbous body, curving neck and open mouth; a goat pendant, a suspension loop on its back; and a stylized double-horse pendant formed of the foreparts of two horses positioned back-to-back, a suspension loop at the merge
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high (6)
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Acquired by the current owner in Israel, 1950s-1960s.
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