Luristan Zoomorphic Pin

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6180
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 35. With a copy of the catalogue.
Condition: Black-green patina, intact.
Description: Detailed worked out pin made of a multiple profiled staff, on its end a stylized animal head, holding in its mouth the pin head. The head consists of two longicollous ibexes with curved antlers. In the centre a tree, left and right thereof two winged predators turning away, their mouths connected with the ones of the ibexes. Mounted.