LURISTAN BRONZE SCEPTRE FINIALPrint
LURISTAN BRONZE SCEPTRE FINIAL
‘Master of Animals’ finial. Anthropomorfic tube, grotesque human head on top flanked by rampant lions with gaping jaw, prominent eyes and stylized bodies with bold circular haunches and long tails. Green patina Mounted. Finial cast separately from tube.
H. 29,8 cm.
Ex priv. coll. M.v.S, Drouot, Paris 1980s.
c. 800-650 BC
cf. P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, no. 172, pl. 33