BRONZE ORNAMENT FROM LURISTAN

C 900 BC. H. 12 in. (30 cm). Lourve, Paris.

The Rich and varied collection of bronzes which have been discovered in northern Luristan belonged to the tribes of mounted nomads from the plains of Central Asia. The piece illustrated is a pole top. It shows a hero between two beasts whose outward-curving shapes form an open disk. Below the same subject is repeated but with two bird heads flanking the head of the human figure.
From the Ancient World by Garbini

 

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