Luristan Bronze Pin with Ibexes


A fine ancient Luristan cast bronze pin, featuring a needle-shaped body terminating in a two ibexes’ head, each projecting from one side of the finial. The animals are modelled in a stylised manner with emphasized facial features, such as eras, nose and long horns.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Fine, with green patina and earthly encrustations to the surface.

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SKU: LD-126 Category: Tags: ,

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the Zagros Mountains. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, and the Kassites, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable. Their artwork mainly comprises ornaments, vessels and weapons. Most of the Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts, suggesting they had a ceremonial function.

To discover more about the Luristan Empire, please visit our relevant blog post: The Luristan Empire: Beauty of Bronze.

Weight 32.4 g
Dimensions L 16.3 x W 3.5 cm



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