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- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
An important industry in bronze and copper artifacts flourished in the region of Luristan, western Iran, between about 1400 and 600 B.C.E. This object is one of the most typical Luristan bronzes: a finial, or ornamental pole top, which was originally mounted on a bottle-shaped support (see S1995.111). The finials were often fashioned in the form of a demon flanked by panthers (or other leonine creatures). As in this example, the flanking leonine creatures often terminate in predatory heads with a cock's head projecting from the neck.
- Published References
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 14, p. 41.
- Oscar W. Muscarella. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. pp. 136-141.
- P.R.S. Moorey. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford. pp. 153-60.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
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