Luristan standard - Bronze
Bronze. Height 17,3 cm.
Janiform tubular idol with bent arms, grasping two menacing lions. The idol wears an animal’s head on the chest and a double belt. The lower part is formed of two flattened animal rumps, terminated by long arched legs.
9th-8th century B.C. Luristan (Iran).
Intact. Very nice red-brown patina.
See G. Zahlhaas, Luristan, Antike Bronzen aus dem Iran, nr. 236.
From the J. Florquin collection, nr. 78 and P. Casters collection, nr. 176.