Monumental Luristan Pin with Two Ibexes

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 26.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6182
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 1981, lot 23. With a copy of the catalogue.
Condition: Intact
Description: Extraordinarily elaborately worked out pin with two stylized ibexes with cylindrical mouths, rolled goatee and high raised, circular antlers with applied studs. The ibex protomes originate from a bronze trunk, extending into two heads and finally four antlers. On the pin itself are two seated predators, grabbing with their front paws the ibexes’ necks. In the front of the ibexes’ neck a feathered bird with a long beak. A masterpiece of Luristan bronze art!