Luristan Bronze Finial with Two Ibexes

Culture: Luristan
Period: 900-800 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6170
Provenance: American private collection, Connecticut, acquired 1975 at Henry Anavian, New York.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very finely worked attachment with two ityphallic male ibexes standing on their hind legs and holding to each other with their forepaws. The bodies slender and tubular, the head with round eyes, a cylindrical snout with chin beard and long, burled horns. Both with stumpy tails. There is a circular opening where the animals' legs are touching each other, where possibly a wooden (ceremonial) staff ran through. Mounted.