7 December 2000
TWO IRANIAN BRONZE ANTIQUITIES
Circa Late 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C.
Including a zoomorphic mace head, the upper portion in the form of three bull heads that share ears and horns, the horns joined to the upper rim, the shaft with a relief depicting a monster sustained by two flanking heroes, each gripping one of his wrists; and a Luristan spouted vessel, with a globular body, short cylindrical neck and everted rim, with a long channel spout and nine rounded bosses where the spout joins the body
55/8 in. (14.3 cm) high for the first (2)
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For a similar mace head, see no. 395, p. 288 in Muscarella, Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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