Iranian Ring Amulet

Culture: Iranian
Period: Early 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.7 cm x 7.5 cm
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 6099
Provenance: Private collection Berlin in the 1960s. Later collection Hermann, Germany. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter with inventory number 0323. With certificate from Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter.
Condition: One side slightly corroded, but intact and impressive.
Description: A massive bronze ring with a protruding dominant pierced stud. The neck is corrugated, four triangle-formed indentations showing some remains of red enamel paste. Below the suspension a lug on each side. On the upper part of the ring stylized predator heads standing out. Between the ears pierced holes, which also contained red enamel. The ring continues out of the jaws of the predators. At the bottom a conic extension with an incised cross in cold work.