Luristan Bronze Repoussé Disc-Headed Pin with Master of Animals

GBP 1,000.00

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Object Description

A Luristan, cast bronze, disc-headed garment pin decorated in a symmetrical repoussé design. It’s large, circular head features a central face, framed by hatched hair and a beard and most likely representing a mask of a deity. Below the mask are two addorsed, advancing ibexes, each with a rosette above their back and a foliage motif before the chest. To the top, two rampant lions flank the ‘Master of Animals’ motif, which features pricked ears and a two-tiered headpiece. Two zoomorphic figures emerge from his cheeks and grasp onto the lions. The bodies of the lions and ibexes are segmented and decorated with linear patterns. The long, tapering shank is undecorated.

The pin is accompanied with a custom-made padded holder.

Date: Circa 1200-800 BC

Object History

Acquired 1970s-1990s. Ex Rabi Gallery, Mayfair, London, U.K. From a specialist collection of pottery.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Chip to the edge. Minor cracks to the disc head. Patination to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:11.8 x H:42.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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