Luristan Bronze Pin

Culture: Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 17.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6126
Provenance: Collection Prof. Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Vienna. Acquired on 13. December 1999 at Dorotheum Vienna, lot 224.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bronze pin crowned by an open disc-shaped plate. The ornament depicts a bearded god with horns, long nose and round eyes, tackling two stylized feline predators with his strong arms. The needle itself tapered to the end with embellishments below the plate. See J. Curtis, “Ancient Persia”, London 1989, p. 28.