Bronze Pin with the Stylized Head of a Ram

Culture: Iran
Period: 8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.9 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6390
Provenance: Private collection Shlomo Moussaieff (1925-2015), Israel. Acquired between 1948 and 2000.
Condition: Intact
Description: Beautifully preserved bronze pin tapering towards the bottom with a stylized head of a ram. The animal’s horns protruding upwards in a spiral shape and another pair of horns twisted into a spiral at the side. The eyes prominently protruding like buttons and probably once had inlays made of a different material. The nostrils and mouth are also deeply perforated and possibly once with inlays. Granules applied behind the head indicating the mane. Of a particularly beautiful, highly stylized expression. Probably from western Iran. Mounted.