Luristan Bronze Pin with a Winged Bull

Culture: Luristan
Period: Early 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6323
Provenance: New York private collection, acquired in the 1980s from Henry Anavian, Sumer Gallery, New York.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bronze clothing pin with a rectangular section, tapering towards the end. On top at a right angle a protruding plinth with a seated winged hybrid being. The mythological creature with a strong abdomen, raised tail and elevated wings. The oversized head with a human face and sideways protruding horns. Needle and bull decorated with fine incisions. Mounted.