London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
TWO LURISTAN BRONZE LIBATION VESSELS
10TH-9TH CENTURY B.C.
The first jar with spherical body, ridged neck and outward-flared rim, the long channel spout with base pouch in the form of a lion head with finely chased detail surrounded by seven domed split-rivets; the second jar with spherical body, straight cylindrical neck and horizontal flared rim with vertical semicircular handle attached with pairs of domed rivets, a cylindrical elbowed spout terminating in a lion's head with human head at its elbow, riveted to the body by thirteen domed split-rivets, opposite the spout an applied votive female figure
4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) and 6¾ in. (17.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
From a private collection formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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