Two Stylized Bronze Predator Couples

Culture: Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7.1 cm and 7.4 cm high
Price: 2 200 Euro; each 1 200 Euro
Ref: 6093
Provenance: British private collection, former Aaron Gallery, London.
Condition: Very beautiful patina, intact.
Description: Two Janus-faced scepter attachments, depicting two stylized feline predators facing each other, sitting on their hind legs and clinging their forepaws together. The long tail is curled, forming a perforation which possibly was used for suspension. The upper body is slender and ribbed. Mounted on old wooden base.