Amlash Bronze Couple

Culture: Iran/Amlash
Period: 1st half of 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6210
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 stemming their outer arms to their hips in a wide arch. The arms in the back are resting alternatingly over the shoulders. The female figure wears a necklace, bracelet and a belt, on the male figure the genital is clearly recognizable. The elongated heads with oversize noses and spherical eyes. The legs are in parallel and touching each other. Emotional votive figure used to pray to the gods for maintaining the partnership. Mounted.