Votive Pin w. Decorated Disk, Luristan, 8th/7th Cent BC
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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: item # 1188610
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Embossed disk with several bulges encircled by tiny dots. A line of dots along the edge. The pin is flattened at the join to the hammered disk.
Similar disk pins were first found at Surkh-i-Dum in 1938. They were inserted into the walls of the sanctuary and intended as votive offerings.
Luristan, 8th/7th century BC
L. 24 cm (9.4 in)
D. disk 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
The outside edge of the disk partially damaged with some crazes. Otherwise good quality and condition. Nice patina with soil deposits in places.
Swiss art market (data will be disclosed to the buyer)
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