Luristan Harness Ring

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 10th-9th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6183
Provenance: Private collection Jacob Acheroff, Paris. With a handwritten statement of provenance dated 26 March 1971. Thence Swiss private collection Jean Olivier.
Condition: Intact with green-brown patina.
Description: Very finely worked bronze terret divider. In the centre a broad-faced ibex with sideways protruding, finely ribbed, semi-circular antlers. At the end of the antlers the mouths of two predators reaching to the top whose rounded bodies forming the lower ring. On the back an eyelet for suspension. Of high quality. For a very similar model see Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gift of Lionberger Davis, 1958 (2494.1). Mounted.