Amlash Bronze Lovers

Culture: Iran/Amlash
Period: 1st half of 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 4.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6199
Provenance: German private collection, acquired in the 1980s in Paris. Auctioned at Gorny & Mosch on 12 December 2012, lot 557. Thence in a New york private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Highly stylized, standing bronze couple in a tender embrace. The elongated heads with towering hairstyle or hair decoration are touching each other. The figures are standing straddle-legged, whereas one embraces with its legs the feet of the standing figure and is seated on a broad phallus. Votive bronze depicting an intimate intercourse. Mounted.