Luristan Bronze

Luristan Bronze "Master of Animals" Standard Finial

An ancient Luristan bronze standard finial in the form of a 'Master of Animals' figure. The central shaft terminates in the upper body of a man, who grasps the necks of the flanking felines.

Ca. 1000-700 BC.
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Intact.

Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia. These ceremonial standards with elaborate finials must have played a significant role in the religious culture of the region, and several examples have been excavated from burials.

Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art inv. no. 30.97.5 and the Walters Art Museum inv. no. 54.115 (there without the central male head).

Formerly in the Estate of William Kelly Simpson.

Inv#: 7143

$3,500



Guaranteed Authentic


More Images:

 

 

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art LTD, 537A West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

212-989-9743   -   info@hixenbaugh.net

Copyright © 2006-2019 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art