Near East

Luristan pendant in the form of a zebu - Bronze

Luristan pendant in the form of a zebu - BronzeLuristan pendant in the form of a zebu - Bronze

Pendant in the form of a zebu with suspension loop.
Bronze. Length 5,6 cm.
End of 2nd - early 1st millenium B.C. Luristan (Iran).
Intact. Nice dark green patina.

Luristan knew with his semi-nomadic population a long tradition of the bronze. These pendants, found in large number in graves, represent a rich bestiary in the pure and realistic forms. They were provided with a characteristic suspension loop in Luristan and used as jewels, amulets, lucky charm. His simple forms and his pure lines give some elegance to this ox.

De Gilgamesh à Zénobie. Trésors de l’antiquité, Proche-Orient et Iran. Exposition aux Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, 6 décembre – 27 avril 2008, Bruxelles, 2007, p. 151, 168.

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€ 950 ,-