LURISTAN BRONZE SCEPTRE FINIAL

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LURISTAN BRONZE SCEPTRE FINIAL

‘Master of the Animals’ finial. Tube cast in the shape of two rampant felines ‘in profile’, symmetrical forms, at each side large prominent eye in small heads, curved bodies, crooked legs; set on top of bell-shaped tapering stand

Ex priv. coll. S. F. Y, New York, 1974; hence with Arte Primitivo, New York 2004
H. 24 cm. Brown and green patina. Mounted

c. 800 – 750 BC

Cf. P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, no. 173 var., pl. 33

 3.950

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