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Luristan Pin with Ibex Head, ca. 1000 BC

Luristan Pin with Ibex Head, ca. 1000 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1194039
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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$ 460

Luristan bronze cloak pin with an elaborate terminal showing the head of an ibex. The animal is rendered with big alert eyes and flattened ears. The horns form loops to bear a thread that was fastened to the garment.
For related items cf. no. 156, 157 and 158 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For related slightly older examples formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 174-179 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
L. 14.4.cm (5.6 in)
Luristan, early 1st millennium BC
Intact and of pristine condition. Superb malachite green patina with soil deposits in places.
Ex Fischer Auktionen, Lucerne (data will be provided to the buyer)

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