Cultura: Luristan, western Iran
Período: c. 9th - 7th Century BC.
Dimensiones: Length 23.5 cm, Height 9 cm
Precio: 1,300 euros.
Procedencia: Private collection H. B., Oxford. Acquired of Iranian descent, acquired in the 1970.
Conservación: In a good state of preservation, only a little crack on the body.
The globular body with long channelled spout, the large dome beneath with incised concentric decoration, attached to the body by five smaller domed rivets.
In the early first millennium B.C., inhabitants of the mountainous region of western Iran known today as Luristan manufactured an astonishing variety of bronze objects, including weapons, standards, jewelry, horse ornaments, and vessels, most of which have been recovered from cemeteries. The nature of the society, economy, and language that produced these bronzes is not known with certainty but they may have been predominantly nomadic.
MAHBOUBIAN, Haushang. Art of Ancient Iran, copper and bronze. 1997.