West Iranian Small Bronze Head

Culture: Luristan
Period: around 800 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 2.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6313
Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired at the art market Basel in 2000.
Condition: Intact
Description: Small, stylized bronze head with numerous fine details. The eyes are circular with punched pupils, the nose long and bulbous, the mouth broadly open with thickly fluted teeth. The ring-shaped ears protruding, and possibly once had separately worked out earrings. The hair on the forehead in fringes, pulled up to a towering bun on the head. On the back of the head thick notched strands. Mounted.