Luristan Pin with the Master of Animals

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Brone
Dimensions: 15.2 cm high
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 6181
Provenance: Swiss private collection Jean Olivier, acquired at Drouot in Paris, auction on 30 March 1981, lot 41.
Condition: The pin slightly bent, but intact.
Description: Tapering pin with a head worked out in detail. In the centre an antlered god (“Master of Animals”) grabbing two stylized ibexes on their necks. The Master of Animals himself stands on a mask, which forms the passage to the profiled pin. Mounted.