Large Luristan Bronze Standard with Four Ibexes

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 26 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6195
Provenance: Swiss private collection Jean Olivier, with a copy of the handwritten invoice by A.M. Kevorkian, Paris from the 1970s or 1980s.
Condition: Wonderful green patina, apart from small spots with minor corrosion intact and of exceptional quality.
Description: Highly elegant and extremely filigree worked out bronze standard, depicting two ibexes forming a ring with their interlocking forelegs. The slender animals standing on their hind legs, their tails twisted. The rounded neck with a structured mane. The heads with small pointy ears, almond-shaped eyes and a pointy protruding goatee. The antlers are highly raised, only rounding down backwards on the most upper part. On the front of the antlers spherical studs. Especially exceptional are the cubs originating from the backs of the big ibexes, also with semi-circular necks and fine structured manes. The antlers are still short and dropping backwards, the mouths closed with a goatee. For a similar depiction, but significantly smaller see the Harvard Art Museum, object number 1931.5. Mounted.