Luristan Standard

Culture: Luristan
Period: 8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 22 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6114
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
Condition: Green patina partially worn, underneath red cuprite layer. Intact.
Description: Luristan idol with a janiform depiction of a small stylized, possibly female figure, standing with her legs apart on the laps of two predators and simultaneously grabbing them with her arms on their necks. The also stylized predators have laid back ears and facing each other with closed eyes. A rather rare depiction of an animal conqueror (“Master of Animals”). See H. Mahboubian “Art of ancient Iran. Copper and Bronzes, London 1997, page 145, number 136. The sculptural group stands on a cylindrical and upwards flat attachment.