Northern Iranian Bronze Couple

Culture: Amlash
Period: around 1000 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6398
Provenance: American private collection, 1980s. On 10 January 2019 auctioned in a US auction house.
Condition: The right arm of the right figure reattached, otherwise intact.
Description: Bronze couple with rod-shaped, elongated bodies and limbs. The couple, which does not show any gender specific characteristics, stands on a joint, slightly downwards rounded plinth. The figures have arms, legs and upper bodies made of round bronze wire. Only the heads and headgear indicate worked out details. The left figure with a long nose and stud eyes wears a high, bell-like headgear with an eyelet. It wraps its left semi-rounded arm around the right figure. The right figure has larger stud eyes and an even more prominent nose, it wears a headgear with a broad brim and a high, layered, cylindrical hat. The right figure has the semi-circular arms placed in front of the body and the hands in front of its private part. Possibly from the southern Caspian region around Amlash. Mounted.