Large Luristan Bronze Plate of a Quiver

Culture: Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 30 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6281
Provenance: French private collection Pierre, Claude & Jeanine Verité, acquired between 1930 and 19870.
Condition: Small voids in the upper right corner, as well as on both lower corners. Otherwise only minor cracks and indentations.
Description: Large embossed bronze plate with four registers which was possibly mounted on a quiver. The very top depicts two en face winged feline predators with long protruding tails. Below three human figures dancing to the left with long skirts and stylized animal heads. The third register from the top with two winged, lion-headed figures en face, below them a rosette. And at the very bottom two ibexes standing on their hind legs, between them a stylized plant. Animal depictions and mythological scenes were very popular in the Luristan bronze art. For the type see the bronze sheet from a quiver in the Metropolitan Museum with accession number 41.156. Mounted.