Luristan Standard Attachment with the “Master of Animals“

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.8 cm high
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 6187
Provenance: Swiss private collection Jean Olivier, acquired at Drouot in Paris, auction “Bronzes et terres cuites du Louristan et de la Caspienne”, on 15 December 1980, lot 2. With a copy of the catalogue.
Condition: Intact
Description: Solid janiform bronze idol which possibly served as a standard attachment. In the centre a crowned Master of Animals with a broad nose and bulging brows. He has the wide pelvis and legs of a hoofed mammal. On the stomach a broad, ribbed belt. On both shoulders of the human figure a seated animal with almond-shaped eyes, sucking on his ear and placing a paw on his chest. A rare depiction. On one side an old collection number in red letters. Mounted.